Caringal is known for his vibrant artwork that makes reference to the sociocultural environment. His work often creates a parody or makes satirical comment on certain social phenomenons of the time.
In this series, Caringal learns to view faces as landscapes that are made up of volume and lines. Each component of the face collectively takes shape to express the mind and the feelings. Faces have a depth far beyond what our eyes can see – a horizon of their own.
The aftermath of the pandemic makes us realize that the way we see people and faces has changed. The covering of faces signals a subtle warning. Caringal intends to create an exhibition that interrupts, for himself at least, the gloom and restlessness that surrounds people globally. He deliberately presents a show that is simple, straightforward, silly, light, and funny as a brief escape and an alternate reality check for the audience.
“Making Faces” presents 10 oil paintings on canvas each of which depicts a unique facial gesture that communicates specific emotional meaning. Caringal says “We endure, we grimace, we pout, we smirk, we laugh, but we face whatever comes. For anything that happens, we make the face that we need to deal with the situation.”