Geraldine Javier @ STPI, Singapore

The Singapore Tyler Print Institute is currently showing works by Geraldine Javier, which the Filipino artist created during a residency. The 48 works are haunted by dreams (or nightmares) creatures shaped by evolution, palaeontology and natural history.

The origins of existence and man’s place in the universe are central to Javier’s exploration into the notion of‘Playing God’, providing an insight to man’s mastery of his known environment.

While the futuristic anatomy of her works hints at life forms beyond the present, their fossilization simultaneously suggest history and the end of life, echoing both the promise of progress and the inevitability of death.

Javier (b. 1970) is one of the hottest Fillipino artists, and has already widely exhibited. She also very collectable at auction.