The Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) presents the rich versatility of the medium at Di Legno’s first printmaking exhibition this month.
Printmaking was first recognized as an art form in the 18th century but has not gained as much popularity versus other art mediums. The aim of the show is to give prominence for the under-represented art of original printmaking and to present to the art community in Singapore the boundless possibilities of the traditional medium.
The participating artists for the show are Ambie Abaño, Pandy Aviado, Mars Bugaoan, Benjie Torrado Cabrera, Joey Cobcobo, Fil Delacruz, Noell EL Farol, Lenore Lim and Angelo Magno. Three of the artists have received the Thirteen Artists Award, a prestigious award granted by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Whilst at different stages of their artistic careers, the artists share a common passion towards printmaking and are constantly pushing themselves towards new boundaries.
Printmaking, as a mechanical process, is often subject to series of shifts or interruptions which arise from different contexts. The relational nature of both mechanical and expressive methods of printmaking practices can be characterized by series of change or interruptions and disruptions in-between spaces. Working along the theme “Transition”, the artists explore these relationships with unexpected and undefined spaces. These spaces allow them to navigate ways of moving transitions, to discover new truths and to set their perception in any way possible in order to get through in-between spaces causing possible traces of the authority of images. Synonymous with truth, they are irrefutable.
The show displays 22 images of distinctively different artistic expressions created using various reproductive printmaking techniques including woodcut, silkscreen, rubber cut, lithography and more immediacy approaches like engraving on poly-carbonate with liquid ink, and transfer printing. The works exemplify the versatility of the medium, they invite the visitors to explore the medium and the skills of the Filipino artists, rendering a whole new meaning to contemporary printmaking in the 21st century.
The Philippine Association of Printmakers remains as one of the pioneering art groups in the country today. In its almost 50 years, PAP has undertaken outreach programs, inter-agency collaborations, and publications.
Exhibition: Transition: Group Printmaking Exhibition by the Philippine Association of Printmakers
Dates: 2 August – 2 September 2014
Venue: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436990
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