“My works are three dimensional and extend to other dimensions.
Using the free and critical spirit of the Dadaists, my assemblages are phrases and stanzas of different stories of a city. They can connote social imbalance, prostitution, slavery, historicism, post-truth. Synthesizing linguistics,
grammar, and the ready- made, they result in tectonic poetry. I would like
the viewers not to see my works as forms but read them as texts with additions, omissions, alterations, and even transgressions; a set of palimpsest
or a microcosm of a mutating city.“
Walther Ocampo is an architect, visual artist, and pedagogue. For him architecture and art act in an alchemic relationship where both can be used as platforms
for philosophical and theoretical synthesis. He has a profound interest in the language of geometry in nature and the complex relationship of things
and phenomena. Walther uses various inquiry tools (dialectics, tetralectics, metaphysics, deconstruction) in navigating the said complexities. In both architecture and art, he explores new artistic and theoretical directions through speculations, transgressions, oppositions, fragmentations, diagramming, and reconstructions. This endeavour manifests in radical drawings, installation art, assemblage, painting, and macrophotography.
Walther has exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Gateway Gallery, College of Saint Benilde, and Raffles Design Institute. He is the Founding Director of the Brown Bauhaus Alternative School of Architecture and Art and co-founder of The Authenticity Zero Collective.
His perpendicular platforms for architecture and art are teaching and gardening.