“Silent Swim” by AB Paredes at Nectar Restaurant’s “Synesthesia”

 

When in Manila and looking to explore your senses, my favorite stop would be Nectar Restaurant.

 

 

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A while back, I had the pleasure of coming to an exhibit in Nectar during their soft open stage (read more here). This was where I learned about Nectar’s concept: how the restaurant is centered around food and wine pairings, aiming to let everyone appreciate the wonders of vino.

 

 

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Having enjoyed my last visit there, I grabbed the opportunity to go to another exhibit they were having.

 

 

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“Synesthesia”, as Robert Joseph, Nectar’s owner and manager, explained to us, is a condition where the senses are intertwined. The very few people affected, for example, would be able to taste colors, or hear numbers.

 

That night, I walked into the same posh restaurant and I could hear the excited chatter of people who came to experience the exhibit.

 

 

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In AB Paredes’ first solo exhibit entitled Silent Swim”, she showcases a set of beautiful paintings on wood. The natural grain and texture of the wood, combined with her brushstrokes and vivid colors compose these pieces and form these most elegant paintings.

 

 

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In a concept that’s fairly new, at least here in the Philippines, each piece is carefully paired with a wine that captures the whole look and feel of the painting. A gustatory interpretation through wine, a whole new way to experience art.

 

 

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The exhibit has become not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the palette, in an experience that I could say is the closest I’ve ever been to synesthesia.

 

Silent Swim will be up for a few more weeks at Nectar Restaurant, which is now open to everyone.

 

 

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With Nectar’s Robert Joseph

 

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With none other than the artist herself, AB Paredes

 

When In Manila, be sure to experience how art is consumed in a way unlike ever before at “Silent Swim” by AB Paredes, hosted by Nectar Restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

Silent Swim by AB Paredes

abparedes1@gmail.com

 

 

Nectar Restaurant

Ground Floor, Concorde Building, 200 Salcedo Street corner Benavidez Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

4782941

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nectar-Restaurant/240990812613301 

 

 

 

 






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