Art Stage Singapore 2017: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Art-2 Gallery showcases a number of Pacita Abad's mixed media abstract paintings during Art Stage Singapore 2017.
The works featured are Pacita's colourful works of vibrant patterns segued into her most well-known practice as an abstract painter. The mixed media works, which range from large-scale paintings to small collages, incorporated a variety of materials such as ceramic, glass, buttons and fabrics.
Pacita rejected the idea that painting was elitist, and she was continuously inspired by the indigenous materials and techniques she came into contact with during her travels. This philosophy permeated her work, and laid the groundwork for the technique she developed called trapunto painting, which involved her stuffing and stitching her canvases to create a sculptural quality.
Art Stage Singapore was one of the leading Asian art fairs connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore presents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region. At the crossroads among Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore is also the catalyst for igniting heightened market activity in the the entire Southeast Asia region, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors and corporate buyers.
Emotional RescueAlamandas, 2002Oil, painted cloth stitched on canvas36 x 30 in
91 x 76 cm
Sumba to SuluTrumpo, 1998Oil, acrylic, painted cloth stitched on canvas46 x 30 in
117 x 76 cm
The Sky is The LimitInside her dress, 2000Oil, painted cloth stitched on canvas39 x 39 in
100 x 100 cm
Emotional RescueTumultuous celebration, 2001Oil, painted canvas, painted cloth stitched on canvas39 x 39 in
100 x 100 cm
RED SPRINGING OUT OF THE CANVAS, 2002
TUNNEL OF LOVE, 2000
IT'S NOT AS HARD AS IT SEEMS, 1998
Oil on canvas
51 x 35 in
Oil, acrylic, painted canvas stitched on canvas
35 x 35 in
BLUE ROOM, 1999
Oil, painted cloth, sequins stitched on canvas
35 x 24 in