Pacita Abad: Recent Paintings of the Sudan: Curated by A. Shibrain, Council Exhibition Hall, Khartoum, Sudan
Professor A. Shibrain (Dean of Khartoum Polytechnic College of Fine and Applied Arts)
Comments on Pacita Abad’s Recent Paintings of Sudan
The object stands at a distance, but its perceivance, as well as its sensibility, keeps on cycling and recycling, deeper in the sub consciousness to convince satisfactorily all questions of rationalization, color in its material boundary, is a physical body living all limitation, before usage as pigmentation. When the artist's actions interferes with the understanding of the techno sphere, then color sets as an endless emotional dialogue, never wished to be ended; this is n kind of a nature, that never got-found unless somebody maneuvers and practices that difficult task of self-discovery; but again many people foil in this process of discovery, simply, because they lack the approach of what needed to be, and not of how to do,..... to be is an endless journey; Pacita is communicating in an eager sense of self-discovery; in a way it is an awareness of love-methodology in the very abstract context; it is a case of a complete absence of the non-meaningfulness; it is a question of to be, a sense of an admiration of things, never obtained by being taught; I may not find a suitable phrase better than calling it - the vibrating maturity.
Pacita in her paintings ranges vertically And horizontally, and from simple human figuration to the very compressed abstraction of graphic expression. This is more noticeable on her canvas titled "Haboob" (The Storm). In her work "The Jur Tribe", the linear quality of face contouring is another example of n telegraphic impression; a treatment where visionaries remain calm, but active; in some cases you may notice a kind of recording to the state of social living, an interaction between call and response; here a human case is well- performed, without much implication of style; this really convoys much about Pacita's tendency towards social criticism, it is an assessment to the: particular situation that comes direct under controls Here she is deeply involved in a self-programming, through thinking, ration and evaluation; if you judge on color, you may also notice the high frequency dominating in on affect of floodlight, under nature vibrates brilliantly to in the canvas "Tukels of agok", All composed under a flexible expansion of an aesthetical atmosphere radiates pleasurably and thoughtfully.
Another care is strivingly urging for an emotional impact, depicted in the crystallized mood, of human frees; you may also notice the portraits of the "Dinka Tribe, Dinka Rek Tribe, and Cha of Awan Village" a sense of accumulative atmosphere of self-consciousness and pride. This formal depiction is a gentle touch of an anthropological analogy, portrayed without nervous actuation, without necessitating much technicalities; it is a continuous current of intellectualizing life-elements and features within its natural domestic propositions. Such tackling is evidently great and rewarding. Home again, Pacita tells more in a manner of spontaneity and attachment on human tolerance - passion.
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