Arts & Culture
Artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio Uses Flowing Fabric As Her Canvas
Eustaquio plays with monochrome textiles for her Art Fair installation.
IMAGE Charles Rodulfo
Comments

Patricia Perez Eustaquio’s practice involves plotting the points from which objects persist in the modern day topography of our appetites. With the use of a variety of materials, viewers become privy to the changing algorithms of desire, particularly in the arts. At this year’s edition of Art Fair Philippines, she wanders along the path of textile arts and poses the question of its position in today’s world.


Tapestry’s history of opulence and vanity has situated it among the elites in the past, as it was mostly made for trade and endowment. However, its rarity and value have declined in recent centuries, as it is now relegated to being a mere residue of tradition. Eustaquio’s decision to utilize paint as object and thread as medium pivots the dynamics of the contemporary art scene, where paintings are given the highest regard among the variety of media used by artists. This formalistic approach conveyed through a digital process lies in great contrast to the abstracted and natural imagery of the pieces. Although there is difficulty in identifying its reference, the depiction clearly directs us to a landscape that is at once real and fictitious. With a desaturated quality, it voids the possibility for identification; yet with silhouettes of mountains and waterfalls, it retrieves a sense of the living earth.

In spite of the ever-growing encroachment of commodities, Eustaquio remains faithful to the reminder of nature as a point of deliverance and liberation.



Comments
About The Author
Iris Ferrer
View Other Articles From Iris Ferrer
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Peek inside some of Cebu City's most affluent gated communities.
 
Share
Our favorite Audrey-inspired ensembles worn by the Duchess of Sussex.
 
Share
These exclusive programs offer you the best accommodations in the most sought-after destinations around the world.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
The 2018 World Cup left behind a universal sense of synchronicity, with geopolitical problems disappearing into the cheers and tears of those watching.
 
Share
The Romanov couple left behind a romantic-and forbidden-love story that's remembered until today.
 
Share
For an investment fee of P6.4 million, you can now have your own NBS Express branch.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US