The Cover Series
Ivan Macarambon’s acrylic on canvas works are conceptual album cover designs. He wants to capture the look of old vinyl disc and cassette covers, which explains the rigid square/rectangle format. The works are reproductions of old or recent photos chosen for their evocative qualities. He matches these with text to come up with fictitious albums by fictitious bands. The paintings are complemented with “memorabilia,” such as cassettes featuring sound collaborations with Zola Gonzalez-Macarambon and her poetry readings. These distillations of memories are hyperrealistic comments on hyperreality, each work aware of its own hyperreality.
Acrylic on Canvas