Collection: Knight of The Thousand Islands | Dec 2021

Kings, Queens and Pawns

by Lia24


We're all pawns
in life's game of chess
easy to sacrifice
very hard to miss

We think we're the Queen
fiercely protected
but our figures are flawed
and never perfected

We aim to be Kings
swords in our hands
but we can't see the difference
between enemies and friends

The truth is this
we're the first to fall
cause we're the pawns in this game
and we stand no chance at all.

What better way to embody the reality of politics, other than chess? The game on black and white squares has always been used to personify the grim and complex reality of politics: the push and pull, the give and take, the deception, and ultimately, the sacrifice. In The Grey Space's last exhibit for the year, entitled, "The Knight of the Thousand Islands," 8 local artists explore the this grim reality on a canvas. Each artist comes with their unique view of politics: the vanity and deception of the game that inevitably produces winners and losers.

Filter:

Brand
0 selected Reset

9 products

Filter and sort

Filter and sort

9 products

Brand

9 products

  • Vendor:
    Mark Turbolencia

    Bishop Eats Pawn

    Regular price ₱30,500.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱30,500.00
    Bishop Eats PawnBishop Eats Pawn
  • Vendor:
    Katrina Liao

    Checkmate

    Regular price ₱25,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱25,000.00
    CheckmateCheckmate
  • Vendor:
    CJ Tañedo

    Duel

    Regular price ₱250,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱250,000.00
    DuelDuel
  • Vendor:
    Demetrio Dela Cruz

    Kick Power

    Regular price ₱190,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱190,000.00
    Kick PowerKick Power
  • Vendor:
    Dennis Bato

    Off-leveled Arena

    Regular price ₱60,500.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱60,500.00
    Off-leveled ArenaOff-leveled Arena
  • Vendor:
    Denmark J. Dela Vruz

    Sakit Ng Lipunan

    Regular price ₱70,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱70,000.00
    Sakit Ng LipunanSakit Ng Lipunan
  • Vendor:
    Denise Heredia

    Sea Green Sea Horse

    Regular price ₱35,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱35,000.00
    Sea Green Sea HorseSea Green Sea Horse
  • Vendor:
    Denise Heredia

    Starburst

    Regular price ₱40,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱40,000.00
    StarburstStarburst
  • Vendor:
    Vee

    Who's your King?

    Regular price ₱8,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱8,000.00
    Who's your King?Who's your King?
  • Vendor:
    Kyle Claudios dela Torre

    Kilometro Zero

    Regular price ₱55,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱55,000.00
    Kilometro Zero
  • Vendor:
    Susana Felicidad

    Transcended Thoughts

    Regular price ₱25,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱25,000.00
    Transcended Thoughts
  • Vendor:
    Ian Maigan

    Out of the Blue

    Regular price ₱35,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱35,000.00
    Out of the Blue
  • Vendor:
    Anne Labesores

    Equality

    Regular price ₱16,000.00
    Regular price Sale price ₱16,000.00
    Equality
1 of 4