Artist Feature '17 | Pacita Abad


The works to be 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.
Abad 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.