REFLECTION X REFRACTION: An Art Exhibit That Explores the Twelve Laws of Karma


Emerging artist, Alexander Rene Lopez, presents an exhibition entitled “REFLECTION X REFRACTION” that explores the twelve laws of karma. The exhibit is set to run from August 24, 2016 until August 27, 2016 at the Design Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Join us on this visually and mentally-arousing show set to open on the night of August 24, 2016 at 5 PM to 10 PM, and set to run until August 27, 2016—admission is free! On August 25, artist talks will be held at 1 PM to 3 PM followed by regular viewing until 7 PM. A film viewing activity is set to happen on August 26 at 1 PM to 3 PM, followed by regular viewing until 7 PM. The last day of the exhibit is reserved solely for the regular viewing of the artist’s works.

REFLECTION X REFRACTION” came from the idea that whatever we do in life will be reflected back to us, even if it refracts or changes its direction from time to time. In this multimedia exhibit, the artist discusses how we dictate what karma comes to us; goodness begets goodness, and evil begets evil—we are served what we deserve. As such, the artist uses glass and mirror as his primary medium to present the Twelve Laws of Karma and to show the audiences that what they do is reflected back to them in an ubiquitous and continuous cycle until passing.

The artist’s works are open for interpretation as the concept of karma is very neutral. The exhibit is heavily inspired by Mark Justiniani so the artist utilized three more elements for his exhibition in order to produce disparity and contrast with his work.

This exhibition aims to illustrate that karma is everywhere; that each and every action, no matter how big or small, entails karma. Despite the ambiguity of the works, the artist hopes to enlighten the audience and show them that whatever they do in life will be reflected back to them at any cost. The artist elaborated the concept of karma through an illustration of its laws to help his audience understand it better for them to keep it in mind and use it as an inspiration and guide for their choices and actions in life. We heavily rely on our conscience, and this instinctive knowledge of right and wrong and how we handle it is significant in how we will dictate what happens to us in our lives.

About the Artist: Alexander is a graduating student from Asia Pacific College, currently completing his degree in Multimedia Arts with specialization in film. He loves doing experimental and narrative short films to let his audience think what the message behind his works are. His style explores the perspective of his audience towards a specific topic or conflict so that when his audience sees his works, they can interpret his works freely. To know more about REFLECTION X REFRACTION, you may like the Facebook page at and follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @reflectxrefract. To know more about the artist, you may follow his Twitter: @pulubingalex and Instagram: @pooralex. Feel free to tweet and instagram them and use the hashtag #REFLECTXREFRACT #rxrexhibit.

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