Philippines / Silverlens
Bernardo Pacquing (b. 1967, Tarlac, Philippines; lives and works in Manila and Singapore) continues to approach the expressive potential of abstraction in painting and sculpture through the use of disparate found objects that confront and disrupt perceptions of aesthetic representation, form, and value. By focusing on the organic shapes of visual reality, his work displaces notions of indisputable forms and opens possibilities for coexisting affirmations and denials.
Pacquing was twice awarded the Grand Prize for the Art Association of the Philippines Open Art Competition (Painting, Non-Representation) in 1992 and 1999. He is also a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists Award in 2000. Pacquing is a recipient of the Freeman Fellowship Grant for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States.