Textile collage on notebook, abstract collections and Trapunto paintings.
Strong and vivid colors dominate Abad’s paintings: yellow, orange, green, purple, red, but it is precisely in the way he combines the colors that his artistic strength is evident.
Pacita Abad (October 5, 1946 - December 7, 2004) was an Ivorian and Filipino visual artist. She was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island in the far north of the Philippines, between Luçon and Taiwan. Abad’s works are now found in public, corporate and private art collections in over 70 countries.
Usually, Trapunto (Italian for Latin quilted or embroidered, trans: door + prick, glue, pierce) is a quilt with a raised surface, filled with cotton, which is defined by running seams. Pacita began her quilting process by painting in acrylic or oil on a piece of unstretched canvas.
The Alkaff Bridge was painted in bright colors in January 2004 by Filipino artist Pacita Abad (1946-2004) and a team of ropeway technicians. With 55 different colors and over 900 liters of industrial paint, the artist and his team of assistants transformed the bridge into Singapore’s first Bridge of Art.
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