ART SUPPORTED BY THE PILIPINZ ART INITIATIVE

The PilipinZ Art Initiative seeks to place artworks by Filipino artists in selected venues such as museums and other public and large private settings. The goals are to bring public awareness and recognition to Filipino art by finding venues accessible to the public.

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Initiative-Supported Artworks

VENANCIO C. IGARTA
(the foremost artist of the Filipino Manong Generation)

Three paintings, two of which are 1984. Rectangular geometric abstractions.

Images and more information are forthcoming for above three paintings, but a sample-painting from this series is available through ArtAsiaAmerica Archives:


Some Links:
ArtAsiaAmerica
"Once, my life intersected with V.C. Igarta" by Eileen Tabios, The FilAm, Dec. 8, 2017
“Meditations on Ilokano Abstractions” by Eileen TabiosOur Own Voice
"The Resurrection of Igarta" by Bernie Lopez, Inquirer, Dec. 13, 2014





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"Displacement" (2016)
8 x 8 ft. piece split into 4 panels (48 x 48 in. each)

Previously displayed at the 2016 Dallas Contemporary Art Fair via Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery.



For the above Mixed Media work, materials include:
     Canvas
     Ink
     Latex paint
     Acrylic paint
     Wood Glue
     Gloss medium
     Heavyweight Paper
     Tracing Paper
     Cotton
     Graphite
     Concrete
     Recycled Denim

Perhaps an unknown factoid about Matt is that his artwork was collected by Edward Albee who visited Matt while he was attending art school at the University of Houston. After the death of the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the collection was put up for sale through Sotheby's. We don't know who ended up with Matt's artworks, but here are images of his work from 2009 which is interesting to know for tracing Matt's development to date as an artist:


"Untitled No. 1"

"Untitled No. 3"


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"Gayaman Ancestor" (2017)
Ink, graphite & acrylics on Khadi paper (8.5 x 8.5")






"Forecast" (2017)
Acrylics and ink on paper. (24 x 22.5")






"The Day Before Heaven and Hell" (2017)
Acrylics on canvas (30 x 15 x 3/4")







"Laver" (2016)
Acrylics on canvas (8.5 x 8.5 x 3/4")






"Black Tears" (2017)
Acrylics on canvas (18 x 14 x 3/4")






"For Amusement Only" (2017)
Acrylics on canvas (12 x 11 x 1")







"The Trickster Returns" (2017)
Acrylics on canvas (20 x 16 x 3/4")







"Ghost of the First" (2016)
Acrylics on canvas ( 8 x 8 x 3/4")








"Blues for Sugar Pie de Santo" (2016)
Acrylics and water soluble oil on canvas (20 x 16 x 3/4")



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Over time, more art by Filipino to Pilipinx artist will be identified for receiving the Initiative's support.




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