1335MABINI proudly presents EJ CABANGON in a solo exhibition titled “FLUX” from May 26 to June 20, 2021.
EJ Cabangon, (b. 1973, Manila, Philippines) also know as "EJ", graduated
from Philippines Women’s University in Manila with a Bachelor of Fine Arts,
majoring in Painting. Whilst still in school, Cabangon was a finalist in the 25th
Shell National Student Art Competition in 1992.
A maestro of the ‘dark and perfect art’ – his first overseas exhibition
Mirror, Mirror was in Singapore in 2007. Renowned for his signature hyper-
realistic oil paintings rendered in very fine detail, paying particular attention to
minutiae, his works are never strict interpretations of scenes or subjects.
Cabangon utilizes subtle pictorial elements to create the illusion of a reality,
nudging the viewer to understand its underlying truth.
In May 2014, Cabangon took part in a group exhibition titled Facets of
Philippine Art Today in Taiwan, curated by Ronald Ventura. He then showed in
Lugano, Switzerland in April 2015, and participated in the last Florence Biennale
held in Italy the same year. He has had over ten solo shows with major galleries
in the Philippines, and at the Palazzo Mora exhibition of Personal Structures,
held during the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.