The Opposite of Cute. Pamela Gotangco in Zurich.

Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund
Oct 14, 2014 12:12PM

A spread of poetic-surreal artworks surrounds the 16th edition of the Art International Zurich (October 16-19, 2014) with works by Pamela Gotangco.

On focus are her recent Geisha and Ballerina series which invites  art lovers at Collectors’ Preview to discuss  about it. Pamela Gotangco holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and graduated from Miriam College Manila (Philippines). Her work has been featured worldwide (Basel, London, Zurich, Miami, New York among others) and is held in private and public collections. Born in the Philippines, she has lived in several major cities such as New York, Hong Kong Abu Dhabi and is currently  based in Zurich.

Pamela Gotangco’s the work is influenced by Japanese Manga and Anime movements which include an exploration of feminsim through grotesque or distorted images when she featured playful goldfishes, pink dressed Ballerinas confronted with fighting soldiers.

Pamela Gotangco intends to create a dialogue between the artwork and the audience that would gradually create awareness. Objects on her work are mainly subtle representation of occupation, status or behavior that interplay with each other to complement the main subject. The artist mentions about her recent work:“ My new works inspiration are mainly product of current event or sociological problems presented in my canvas in a light but hopeful manner.”

Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund