The Future That Was
We are very pleased to announce that Patricia Eustaquio is now represented by Tyler Rollins Fine Art in North America. Her first solo exhibition in the United States will take place at our gallery in New York from September 12 – October 19, 2013. She will present paintings and sculptures that are part of a new body of work developed for her current solo exhibition at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum in Manila, entitled The Future That Was (July 23 – August 24, 2013).
Born in 1977 and based in Manila, Eustaquio is one of the leading Filipino artists of her generation. She works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and installation. Informed by the vocabulary of craft and design, her work explores the vanity of artistic and cultural constructs, referencing the histories and processes related to different materials by crafting highly decorative objects and then excising various elements, thereby creating a stark contrast between what is present what is absent.
She is noted for her large, ornately shaped canvases on which she paints magnified details from Old Master still life paintings, sometimes focusing on haunting imagery such as dead birds and butchered meat. Her sculptural work explores the expressive possibilities of humble materials such as lace, felt, and cardboard, bringing to them an unexpected monumentality.
Her ghost forms constructed out of handmade lace stiffened with resin function as shrouds that take on the shape of the absent objects they memorialize. The iconic work of this series, Psychogenic Fugue, a piano-shaped lace shroud, has been included in exhibitions at the Hong Kong Art Centre (2010) and at the Singapore Art Museum (2012). We look forward to introducing her new work in New York later this year.