"FICTION"

   By Lena Cobangbang

 

Myths will never cease to be made and remade, and told and re-told, as they have the potency to embody beliefs and traditions of a culture or a civilization.  Joseph Campbell has encapsulated in his seminal book, The Power of Myth, the universal need for such as being integral to culture, with the recurrence of certain themes in different mythologies leading to a realization of universal and eternal truths about mankind.

In Epjey Pacheco’s Fiction, a narrative flows about a bird/bird man in various episodes of battle, entrapment, flight, and introspection, wings resplendent as its richly textured and landscape and the minor characters that come in contact with this bird figure.  Drawing partly from personal experience, Pacheco infers to the bird/bird-man figure as an alter ego, or rather, as an allegorical stand-in for those experiences. Ambiguously open for reading for the viewer, Pacheco opts to leave out details, context, telling clues about personal histories, as to nestle such narrative in the realm of imagination instead, tilling further the verdant wealth of myths abounding our world.

Epjey Pacheco studied Fine Arts from the University of Sto. Thomas and works as a freelance graphic designer.  Known for his lustrous and richly layered works done in pen and ink, his works has been featured in the online version of Juxtapoz magazine and in the recently held exhibit Neo Folk 2 at Ikkan Gallery in Singapore.  He is also affiliated with the street art collective Pilipinas Street Plan and has released the limited edition art toy Slapstick.

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"FICTION"

   By Lena Cobangbang

 

Myths will never cease to be made and remade, and told and re-told, as they have the potency to embody beliefs and traditions of a culture or a civilization.  Joseph Campbell has encapsulated in his seminal book, The Power of Myth, the universal need for such as being integral to culture, with the recurrence of certain themes in different mythologies leading to a realization of universal and eternal truths about mankind.

In Epjey Pacheco’s Fiction, a narrative flows about a bird/bird man in various episodes of battle, entrapment, flight, and introspection, wings resplendent as its richly textured and landscape and the minor characters that come in contact with this bird figure.  Drawing partly from personal experience, Pacheco infers to the bird/bird-man figure as an alter ego, or rather, as an allegorical stand-in for those experiences. Ambiguously open for reading for the viewer, Pacheco opts to leave out details, context, telling clues about personal histories, as to nestle such narrative in the realm of imagination instead, tilling further the verdant wealth of myths abounding our world.

Epjey Pacheco studied Fine Arts from the University of Sto. Thomas and works as a freelance graphic designer.  Known for his lustrous and richly layered works done in pen and ink, his works has been featured in the online version of Juxtapoz magazine and in the recently held exhibit Neo Folk 2 at Ikkan Gallery in Singapore.  He is also affiliated with the street art collective Pilipinas Street Plan and has released the limited edition art toy Slapstick.

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