Juxtapoz Magazine – TRNZ’ “Cotton Harlequins” @ Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles

Thinkspace Assignments is presenting TRNZ’s debut US solo clearly show, Cotton Harlequins. Inspired by the artist’s current outings to nearby thrift outlets and his childhood really like of anime, the ensuing assortment of works on canvas and sculptural items are a vibrant tale explained to by means of clothing and facial expressions.


“Ukay-ukay” is a store in the Philippines in which secondhand apparel, footwear, baggage, and accessories are sold at a cheap price tag. The goods marketed are usually brought from European international locations and North The usa, and resold to the community, bringing vogue impact and heritage.

In this collection, TRNZ breathes life into the clothes for a 3rd time, portray portraits that includes various pieces, styles, and textures, every single located during journeys to the Ukay-ukay store. The consequence is layered and elaborate, just like the parts of garments, featuring a window into cultural impact and the electrical power of vogue as a visible medium.

Born in Manila, TRNZ (Terence) was introduced to art by way of dubbed Japanese anime which aired day-to-day on his family’s nearby tv. Right after getting a BFA Important in Advertising and marketing, he expended his early many years as an art director at TBWA/SMP, a global network promotion agency. In 2017, he shifted instructions and started dabbling in visible art. His time in promotion taught him to embrace a multimedia tactic in his function. Now, he results in a entire world with alluring narration when retaining qualities that are exceptional to him and his model.