Patricia Eustaquio

Patricia acknowledges the hazardous effects of Western iconography in disaster-prone areas, where she is from. She studies W-ruins in large-scale cardboard models that nearly take over the entire space of her studio, squeezing out photo-realistic paintings that she also planned to continue making. (OhMI senses that paintings may not materialize, because of significant conflagrations of origins at Omi.)

It seems she says in a quiet and restrained voice, it, too, shall pass. Her classical training (in Manila and Italy) brings to mind Landscape with Saint John on Patmos, 1640, by an original classicist, the French painter Nicolas Poussin, who depicts St John the Evangelist in exile recording his visions of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation. The ruins of Greek antiquity surrounding the Christian saint on the island of Patmos are telling - the new era is collapsing onto itself at the moment of its revelation, its alpha and omega at once.