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 Annie Capigting  (1971 - )

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Lived/Active: Asia      Known for: painting

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Annie Cabigting (b. 1971)

She has won widespread recognition for her beautifully rendered, photo-realist canvases.  Her works often employ meta-references within art history, interrogating how art is perceived and what happens when the viewer becomes the viewed. Cabigting's eye is drawn to the uncommon: the minute details, the overlooked or dismissed aspects to a work of art - such as the reverse of the Mona Lisa or the visual result of a destroyed Francis Bacon.  Cabigting researches her artworks extensively and possesses a deep awareness of art historical practices.  Combined with her immaculate painterly technique, she has developed a keen ability to intelligently subvert or interrogate the existing works of other artists.  However she does not engage these works in their known or realized forms, but explores their intrinsic potential: what they could have been or could possibly be through the progressive gaze of one like Cabigting.  She stages what can be considered an artistic intervention in order to breathe new life and new perspectives into iconic artworks, reinventing the canon of art history for her viewers.  It was during one such academic investigation that Cabigting discovered Francis Bacon's propensity for destroying and discarding works which did not meet his exacting standards. Other critics and viewers may have overlooked these as immaterial efforts by this master painter, however Cabigting perceived beauty and vast potential within the uncovered trove of images. 

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