A recent visit to the Yuchengco Museum at the RCBC Tower along Ayala Avenue yielded a special treat to lovers of minimalist art.
The Pumapapel Art of Paper exhibit had mainly white and off-white artworks made of paper. On the walls clung frames resembling a series of calendar months, each framed sheet with a unique charm of its own.
Part of the paper exhibit was a collection of paper maché chairs, hanging from the ceiling, joined by paper cuttings creating a gigantic flower—or feathers—depending on one’s perspective. The lighting is the trick, carefully done, contributing to the ethereal effect.
A set of Honeycomb paper cuttings also hung next to a huge frame of web-like paper, wisps of paper generating a wistful sight.
The delicate imposition of ink on most of the paper artworks was interesting, almost a seamless combination.
Aptly titled, Pumapapel has multi-level meanings. One meaning is literal, that is ‘turning into paper’, while the other is figurative, that is ‘putting one’s self forward, or presenting one’s self.
Either way, it is about time that is said of paper.