25 limited edition mystical, multi-media paintings by Marrakesh-based artist Xander Pratt are currently housed at the Manila House in Bonifacio Global City, from 26 June to 9 July. To be screened is Butterfly Addiction, his first single released in Asia, which is a key piece in the new series. Cocktails and classical performance for the group walk-through are slated on 2 July.
Xander Pratt is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work revolves around the mediums of paintings, music, fashion, art direction and film, among many others. Born in Zimbabwe, with roots from Ghana and South Africa, he is residing in Morocco and soon to be based in the Philippines, as Chairman of AsiaTV, a media network that supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda.
Xander has traveled the world to deliver a message of art as a vessel of personal and collective freedom. Recently, he was awarded as International Youth Center’s Artist of the Year. He has been on the Australian hit charts multiple times, has worked with the best international photographers, and is also writing the screenplay of the very first all-African produced Hollywood film, which he recently completed in the Philippines.
During his Essence of Africa exhibition, he was ranked by CNN as one of the top 10 most avant-garde Artists in Africa. His works have been exhibited in Poland, Australia, South Africa, Indonesia and Morocco. The subject matter focuses on exploring visual concepts that have not been explored today. He was mentored by abstract artist, two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most renowned female painters of the continent, Wafaa Mezouar. He has sold collections under the patronage of the adviser of the King of Morocco, and the Sultanate of Sulu, with the support of both ICESCO and UNESCO.
The Lost Tablet Collection in the Philippines is a spiritual journey which circled from the Ifugao Mountain Province, all the way to the seas of Sulu. The series is a message to the future. As a spiritual Shaman, the artist channels messages about freedom and identity, allowing the collector to view the paintings through the lens of introspection. The pieces carry hidden messages that can be decoded through close observation and a connection to the present, each channeling a unique energy. These pieces foster calm and centeredness to the viewer.
Pratt’s painting collection will remain in BGC, Taguig for the duration of his Asia tour. For personal and business commissions, kindly email the curator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Borders are a barricade designed to separate humanity. When we move beyond the surface of this understanding, we realize the deeper we dive individually, the higher we rise together… May the Lost Tablets allow you to find the pieces of Peace that lay within.” - Xander Prat