Pamela Gotangco-Hupp

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Comments
Blue Kabuku, 2012
Acrylic 100 Cm X 100 Cm
Geisha in waiting Too Acrylic 100 Cm X 100 Cm
Must Acrylic 100 Cm X 100 Cm
Geisha in waiting Acrylic 100 Cm X 100 Cm
Trust No one Acrylic
Shamisen Acrylic 80 Cm X 40 Cm
breath and linger 1 Meter X 1 Meter
1 Meter X 1 Meter
Quick Facts
Lives in
Works in
Representing galleries
Looking for space
arts-education mixed-media, gallery landscape, modern, figurative, exhibition/performance

_ A Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from Miriam College, Philippines, Pamela is an advocate of alternative communication through relevant artistic media. She found painting to be the most compelling. She believes in expressing her thoughts, however momentous, insignificant, or random they may be to the world, through her artwork. She characterizes her style as figurative, fun, feminine and arbitrary, oftentimes bordering socio-political arguments. Born in the Philippines and having traveled the world extensively both for work and pleasure, she considers her life experience to be colorful, thus providing substantial inspiration to her work. A proponent of equal opportunity for women, she also draws insight from the role of women in our present society. Sometimes her work can be seen as self portraiture of her private life using iconic female figures. Working in layers, she incorporates motifs drawn from both her own life experience and from the people around her in her latest works. Her main focus is to engage the viewer to sense a connection in her subject matter and provoke discussion.

Now based in Zurich, having started painting professionally in 2010, Pamela's work has been received well in Switzerland and abroad. Her work has been curated several times by renowned curators from acclaimed museums and galleries. In 2012, Saatchi online included one of her works in the major initiative „100 Curators 100 Days“, recognizing 1,000 artists for their outstanding work. The selection was made from the 60,000 artists that were then exhibited online. To quote the Saatchi Online press release, "the stamp of approval from these curators provides a tremendous benefit to both artists and collectors. Artists who are selected will enjoy greater visibility and recognition“. Her artwork was selected by Mirjam Varadinis, an art historian and a curator at Kunsthaus Zürich, where she is in charge of contemporary art. Constantly, Saatchi Online Director Rebecca Wilson curates her work as top picks.

Adding to her accolades are numerous digital display of her work in iconic locations such as Times Square New York in 2012, art fairs such as Art Basel Miami in 2013, in famous galleries such as Saatchi Gallery London in 2013 and several solo and group shows within Switzerland.

Collectors from several continents have already acquired her works in a short timespan. Her artwork appeals to a wide range of audiences. Pamela believes that art is entirely subjective, and that it should not take too long to form an opinion on an artwork. It should not be a forced litigation. She believes that we should rely on our senses. She paints subjects that are engaging to the mind and soul, generally feminine, tender, and cunning, employing colors that are pleasant to the eyes. Her recent works reflect trending socio-political issues, presented in a subtle, yet solid approach.The use of metal, hard and mindless objects are frequently incorporated to contrast with her delicate subjects.

Exhibitions and Displays
Group Show, Un seul de Riz, Galerie Metanoia, Paris, France, December 2, 2015 to January 9, 2016
Solo Show, Goldfish Fascination, Seedamm Plaza Hotel, Pfäffikon, Schywz, Switzerland November 14 to 29, 2015
Solo Show, The adventures of Maryang Pinay, Galerie Y, SM Megamall, Philippines, September 16 to 30, Philippines
Group Show, Lettered Art, Der Teufelhof Galerie Hotel, Basel Switzerland, April 27, 2015 to April 27, 2016
Group Show, Art 333 Galerie, Wadenswil Switzerland, April 7, 2015 to June 15, 2015
Group Show, Front of Bicycle, Gallery Katapult, Opening April 24, 2015
Contemporary Art International Zurich, Kongresshaus Zurich, October 16th-19th, 2014
Solo Show, Asian Festival, Seedamm Plaza Hotel, Pfaffikon, Switzerland, October 27 to February 15, 2015
Group Show, Front of Bicycle, Basel Art Center, Switzerland, September 26- 29, 2014
Group Show, Front of Bicycle, Jan Kossen Gallery, Basel Switzerland, May 14 - 18, 2014
Digital Show, The Story of the Creatives,    16-19 Jackson AVE, Long Island City, New York 11101, USA, July 25th to September 10, 2013
Solo Show,    Hotel Bistro zum Güggibueb, Vilmergen, Argau, Switzerland, April 27 to May 27, 2013
Curated, Spring Fever, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Gallery Online,  Director of Saathci Gallery, London, March 2013
Group Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland, Eurasian Charity Gala, January 26, 2013
Group Show, Natur ist kunst, Kunst ist Natur, Art 333 Galerie, Wadenswill, Zurich, January 18, 2013 to March , 2013
 Public Art Show, TBWA/Pro Juventute Advents Calendar, TBWA Building, Seefeld Zurich, December 2-25, 2012
Curated, The Art of Love, Saatchi Online Gallery, by Rebecca Wilson, Director Saatchi Gallery Online, December 2012
Digital Display, Scope, Art Basel Miami, USA, December 5, 2012
Group Show, Markante Köpfe, Art 333 Gallery, Wadenswill, Switzerland, November 3, 2011 to January 2012
Charity Participation/Display, Dragon Project- benefit for Japan, Paris College of Art, 14 Rue Letellier, Paris, France, October 18-27, 2012
Curated, 100 Days 100 Curator Project, Saatchi Online Gallery, by Mirjam Varadinis, Zurich Kunsthaus Art Historian and Curator, July 18, 2012
Digital Display, Art Takes Times Square, New York, USA, June 18, 2012
Main Artist in a group show, Alte Bekannte Neue Entdecke, Art 333 Gallery, Wadenswil, Switzerland, May 2012 to September1, 2012
Display, Artecorum Gallerie, Neumrkt 21, Niederdorf, Zurich, March 2012 to December 1, 2012
Featured Artist, RF Mouse Design, Bodino Spain Catalogue 2012
Featured Artist,  Ipad Skin- Coral Sea Design, Bodino Spain Catalogue 2011
Display, Kempinsky Hotel Geneva,    Association, Philippine International Gala, November 2010
Spring Frolic,  ApART GrünKulturCafe- Zurich, April – June 2010

Exhibited at these venues
Pamela Gotangco-Hupp has Exhibited at these venues:

ArtSlant has shutdown. The website is currently running in a view-only mode to allow archiving of the content.

The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.