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L-R: Political and Public Diplomacy Assistant Ivanah Karla F. Vicencio-Luz, Founding Director of FOST Gallery Stephanie Fong, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Joy Anne B. Lai, and Cultural Officer Rosellie L. Bantay in front of Coson’s Exoskeleton 2 on Oil on canvas



28 October 2022, Singapore – The Philippine Embassy team, led by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Joy Anne B. Lai, met with Ms. Stephanie Fong, Founding Director of FOST Gallery on 19 October 2022 to visit the ongoing exhibit entitled, Textures of Solitude. The exhibit features the works of two Filipino artists, London-based Nicole Coson and Bernardo Pacquing, who hails from Tarlac. Both artists are showing together in Singapore for the first time.

For this exhibit, FOST Gallery, collaborated with Silverlens Galleries – an international gallery located in both Manila and New York that recently features new works from ideas incepted during the pandemic. The exhibit conveys physical limitations and emotional upheavals when countries closed their borders and the artists retreated into their studio spaces.

Coson’s three paintings are extensions of her Exoskeleton series composed of large-scale monotype prints that diachronically plot the gradual breakdown of blinds,  while Pacquing’s paintings are a build-up of paint and other materials, creating an opaque, viscous curtain.

Textures of Solitude runs until 19 November 2022 at the FOST Gallery in Gillman Barracks.-END

Bernardo Pacquing’s Black Matter on Red, Oil on canvas
Nicole Coson’s Exoskeleton 1 on Oil on canvas
Strata of Thought 03 Mixed media on canvas

Strata of Thought 03, Mixed media on canvas

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