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Jinggoy Buensuceso's Distortions of Reality

THE SEA OF DIVINE MADNESS

Our divine planet plays host to primordial seas teeming with ancient beings and godlike beasts. All life has its origins in the shadowlands of the deep. Our forefathers, born in the water, walked onto land in an evolutionary baptism. As we inhaled the petrichor of our newfound home, little did we know that we would one day return to be a part of the soil. And as the continents shift violently to form new lands, so too do we experience the full vehement upheaval of life when we die, so that new lives may be born.

REQUIEM FOR A FARAWAY STAR

In molten space, a star looms crimson in its crumbling galaxy, waiting for Death. The red behemoth exhales and collapses in a rhapsody of fire and heat. To the rest of the universe, this death is but a small part of existence and goes unnoticed. But the universe knows, and will not tolerate the void. Hence, the dead star is reborn as a black portal where time stands as still as a black and white photograph, where multiple lives can be relived and lost loves rediscovered, all at the same time, through a lens darkly.

OUR TIME FOLDS, UNFOLDS, AND ACCELERATES

Buensuceso’s most brutally-charged interpretation of his Origami series is a meditation on life and time’s fleeting nature, in bleak contrast to the vastness of universal existence. As if taken by the hand of a capricious God, the universe becomes a plaything to be bent and folded by divine will. The results are furious, hyper-fast landscapes of galaxies and nebulae manipulated by a God whose hands are stained with the insanity of destruction. This cosmic narrative is divided into three parts: retribution, redemption, and resolution.