Known for her works that span across different mediums and disciplines—from paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to the fields of fashion, décor, and craft—Patricia Perez Eustaquio (b. 1977) reconciles these intermediary forms through her constant exploration of notions that surround the integrity of appearances and the vanity of objects. Images of detritus, carcasses, and decay are embedded into the handiwork of design, craft, and fashion while merging the disparate qualities of the maligned and marginalized with the celebrated and desired. From her ornately shaped canvases to sculptures shrouded by fabric, their arrival as fragments, shadows, or memories, according to Eustaquio, underline their aspirations, their vanity, this ‘desire to be desired.’ Her wrought objects—ranging from furniture, textile, brass and glasswork in manufactured environments—likewise demonstrate these contrasting sensibilities and provides commentary on the mutability of our perception, as well as on the constructs of ‘desirability’ and how it influences life and culture in general.
A recipient of The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Awards, Patricia Perez Eustaquio has also gained recognition through several residencies abroad, including Art Omi in New York and Stichting Id11 of the Netherlands. She has also been part of several notable exhibitions held both locally and internationally, such as The Vexed Contemporary in Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila; Volta Basel in Basel, Switzerland; and Credit Suisse’s Chimera in Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. She has recently exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and will be part of the 2016 Singapore Biennale.
Patricia Perez Eustaquio is currently based in Manila, Philippines.