Interplay: Pablo Capati III’s first solo exhibit in Singapore
SINGAPORE – One East Asia presents Filipino ceramic artist Pablo Capati III’s first solo show in Singapore from December 7 to 30, 2016.
Interplay presents a unique insight into the artistic practice of Capati, whose anagama-fired ceramic works move fluidly between functional and sculptural forms. Presented as a single installation, each individual work forms part of a continuum that reflects the holistic and immersive nature of Capati’s art.
An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at 630 pm, with Ambassador Antonio Morales as guest of honor, at One East Asia, 15 Scotts Road, Thong Teck Building in Singapore. Capati will give an artist’s talk on Wednesday, December 7, at 7 pm, in the same venue.
Capati draws his inspiration mostly from nature. Having his studio in a farm and near the ocean, these are the scenery in his day-to-day life.
He took pottery classes in Kobe, Japan as a teenager and in the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he took a business degree. He became a full‐time potter by 2003 and his practice is focused on the rigorous and demanding method of wood‐firing pots and sculptures using an anagama or "cave" kiln.
Capati has exhibited locally and internationally (China, Thailand and Australia), and his works are under numerous private collections. He established the pottery studio at Art Informal in 2004, became part of the board of directors of PUTIK Association of Philippine Potters, and was the founder of Tropical Blaze, a bi-annual international wood-firing workshop (supported by the University of the Philippines) held at his studio in Batangas.
Interplay is curated by Mark Valenzuela. Valenzuela is an Australian-based Filipino visual artist whose practice combines painting, drawing, ceramic sculptures, and installations. He is the co-founder of Boxplot, a flexible arts project aimed at supporting collaborations between Southeast Asia and Australia. – Rappler.com