“Grateful Shades”

Michael Pastorizo’s ongoing exhibit, “Fibonacci,” at Galerie Joaquin UP Town Center draws on one of the most famous mathematical formulas. The result is a series of paintings that depict patterns of lines and colors, and embodies the contours, shades and wonders of nature.

Along the way, in finding correspondence between the Fibonacci sequence and workings of nature, Pastorizo seeks to convey the infinitude of art, its timeliness and timelessness.

“Emotion (Red)” series

Each number in the Fibonacci sequence is the sum of the two numbers that precede it. The mathematical equation has been called “nature’s secret code,” and “nature’s universal rule.” It is said to have governed the dimensions of everything, from wonders of nature to manmade ones such as the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The patterns on Pastorizo’s paintings mirror the ebb and flow of nature.

“Viewing Pastorizo’s paintings is to be charmed with the intertwining of colors and the simplicity of forms,” said art writer Grace Ng.

“His careful approach to laying down paint in a precise order, balanced with his formatted approach, creates a multidimensional feeling. Viewers comment that the artist’s paintings have a karmic depth where one can walk right in and feel the textures of all that is around.” —CONTRIBUTED

“Fibonacci” is on view until Sept. 25. Artist’s reception is on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Galerie Joaquin, 2/F, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City. Tel. 2471109; email galeriejoaquin@gmail.com

“Emotion (YGB)” series