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Mark Turbolencia

Bishop Eats Pawn

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Mark Turbolencia

Bishop Eats Pawn
Acrylic, Blood, and Thread on Canvas
48" x 36"
2021
This piece can be interpreted into two meanings. One is about how the Church can heavily influence the people into supporting certain government personalities. This particular power can greatly affect the state especially in elections. Another interpretation of this piece is about the sexual abuses of minors in the hands of certain individuals of the Church. Countless cover-ups, manipulations and apologies form the Church can be traced back since the 80’s and yet the abuse is still ongoing. Both meanings are just the two sides of the same coin – that the Church is a powerful and dangerous entity.

 

Mark Turbolencia (b.1994) is a body fluid artist. Having a sibling with a medical degree, Turbolencia experimented with blood as his main medium in his art pieces. His art compositions usually include an acrylic background with him as the subject which is then painted in blood and having a hand-stitched thread for the head. His decision to use blood as a medium may seem unconventional but he believes that it is not new as it can be traced back to earlier times wherein humans used blood in expressing and documenting their lives. Mark Turbolencia studied fine arts majoring in advertising at the Far Eeastern University. His newfound curiosity in his medium led him to pursue being a full-time painter.

Bishop eats pawn acrylic, blood & thread on canvas 48" x 36" 2021 - This piece can be interpreted into two meanings. One is about how the Church can heavily influence the people into supporting certain government personalities. This particular power can greatly affect the state especially in elections. Another interpretation of this piece is about the sexual abuses of minors in the hands of certain individuals of the Church. Countless cover-ups, manipulations and apologies form the Church can be traced back since the 80’s and yet the abuse is still ongoing. Both meanings are just the two sides of the same coin – that the Church is a powerful and dangerous entity. -Mark Turbolencia (b.1994) is a body fluid artist. Having a sibling with a medical degree, Turbolencia experimented with blood as his main medium in his art pieces. His art compositions usually include an acrylic background with him as the subject which is then painted in blood and having a hand-stitched thread for the head. His decision to use blood as a medium may seem unconventional but he believes that it is not new as it can be traced back to earlier times wherein humans used blood in expressing and documenting their lives. Mark Turbolencia studied fine arts majoring in advertising at the Far Eeastern University. His newfound curiosity in his medium led him to pursue being a full-time painter.