Nona Garcia @ Valentine Willie Fine Art, Singapore

 As she paces around the white-cube space of Valentine Willie Fine Arts, young Filipino artist Nona Garcia is fretting the works have been hung “too neatly,” and workers are now attending to the light box wiring that had been painted over in white so that they no longer blend in with the walls.

This is an important show for the 33 year old Manila-based artist who has become one of the rising stars of the Filipino contemporary art scene, praised for the craftsmanship of her photorealistic paintings. It is her first solo exhibition outside of the Philippines.

Interestingly, there are very few paintings in this show as “False Apparitions” is primarily a site-specific installation of X-rays taken of several statues of Saints presented in light boxes and framed in antique looking ornate frames. 

 If you want to know more, read the full interview on  ARTINFO