02dec(dec 2)11:00 am08(dec 8)6:00 pmDEMI PADUA - ‘TRANSFIGURED’SINGAPORE
Demi Padua is set to unveil his debut solo show "Transfigured" with One East Asia at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on December 2, 2022.

Event Details

Demi Padua – ‘Transfigured’

Philippine Embassy, Singapore

2 – 8 December 2022

Demi Padua is set to unveil his debut solo show “Transfigured” with One East Asia at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on December 2, 2022. The exhibition is part of the 14th edition of the Philippine Art Trek in Singapore, an annual event set to draw eager audiences following a two-year hiatus owing to Covid-19. “Transfigured” marks the artist’s first solo show outside of his native country and was made possible through One East Asia, a leading gallery he has been working with since 2019 with an extensive portfolio managing artists from across Asia.

Born in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, Demi Padua’s interest in art emerged when he was 6 years old, as he turned to his creativity both as a means of escape and expression. His passion for art became deeply ingrained in his being and he decided to study Fine Arts, with a major in advertising in the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.

He has captured audiences in Philippines and abroad through his multiple group exhibitions and masterful use of Trompe L’oeil style. The effect is a series of collage-like images that conceal and reveal subjects underneath layers of photo-realistic materials. In his paintings, the covers are shown peeling away to unmask the subjects real identity, to highlight the multidimensional nature of existence.

In his solo collection, “Transfigured”, Demi presents eight portraits, drawing from bits and pieces of inspiration from pop culture and everyday life. “I choose all good parts of each face and combine them to form a new bright face, to create a new being,” he says. These portraits, created in Demi’s unique approach, portray the eyes, noses, lips, and features of different women from all walks of life.

The diversity of his subject matter was intentional in Demi’s efforts to showcase that there is the beauty behind the eyes of every stranger – particularly in their ability to reinvent themselves. “It’s a reminder that a new life is always possible,” he says. “They are all survivors in one area of their lives – and they are symbolic of rebirth and strength of the human spirit. I want to show that when you combine beautiful things, you can create a new being. This has the power to overcome even the most broken pasts.”


Event information and image from One East Asia, December 2022



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