Shapeshifter, Paralysis, The Pursuit of Vengeance

2017

Carbon, charcoal, pillow, pillowcases, duvet, glass, metal, coat rack, clay, knives, cutting board, tomatoes, strawberries, raw meat

 

Shapeshifter, Paralysis, The Pursuit of Vengeance is a body of work that draws comparisons between paranormal experiences of sleep paralysis and the artist’s own experiences with domestic violence. Named after the shapeshifting Aswang creatures in Filipino folklore, this exhibition considers the manifestation of evil and fear in various forms. Not only comparing the otherworldly night terrors our mind conjures to the malevolence present in our reality, this body of work expresses the personal process of sublimation of worldly terror into the spiritual realm of supernatural power. Likewise, Ocampo warps the utilitarian functions of domestic objects to suggest an underlying sinister role, creating scenes that suggest that these two realms are not so separate from each other. His intruder is his abuser; the shadow person, his own sibling.

This exhibition was on view at The White House Studio Projects from September 8th - 11th, 2017.

Pillowcase Study No.1, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.2, charocal on pillowcase, 2017

Paralysis (Hang), polymer clay, fabric, metal, yarn, found object, 2017

Text by Benjamin de Boer.

Paralysis (Hang), polymer clay, fabric, metal, yarn, found object, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.1, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.2, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Paralysis (Float), polymer clay, wire, bedsheet, 2017

Intruder (Goliath), charcoal on duvet, 2017

Paralysis (David), polymer clay, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.3, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.4, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Pillowcase Study No.5, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Paralysis (Smother), polymer clay, pillowcase, pillow, 2017

Profile Knives, metal, plastic, wood, magnet, 2017

Paralysis (Swim), polymer clay, kitchen knives, 2017

Paralysis (Pin), polymer clay, kitchen knives, 2017

Paralysis (Dine), polymer clay, glass, porcelain, 2017

Pillowcase Study No. 6, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Pillowcase Study No. 7, charcoal on pillowcase, 2017

Void, charcoal on pillow, nail, 2017

Profile Knives, metal, plastic, wood, magnet, 2017

Paralysis (Swim), polymer clay, kitchen knives, 2017

Paralysis (Pin), polymer clay, kitchen knives, 2017

Paralysis (Dine), polymer clay, glass, porcelain, 2017

Void, charcoal on pillow, nail, 2017