Pacita Abad at Art Basel 'Feature' 2021: with Silverlens Gallery
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Empathy deeply informed Pacita Abad’s life, practice, and interactions with others.
Born in Batanes, Philippines, Pacita travelled continuously, connecting with diverse groups of people along the way. Her journeys around the world strengthened her compassion for difference, and rooted her art in reality.
Pacita's Endless Blues series is this culmination of being in the world; her abstraction facilitates the ambiguous space for difference to manifest and thrive. Initiated in response to global and personal plights in the early 2000s, the Endless Blues series are overwhelmingly paintings of joy despite this solemnity. These compositions, in their depictions of life’s vicissitudes and interpersonal relationships, tell us that being is colourful and bright.