Pae White - Exhibition view, 2018 © Galería Elvira González

Pae White

Pae White with her work Qwalala, Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice 2017

Pasadena, USA, 1963

Art is commitment. It should have the ability to transfix – whether it be conceptually, materially, visually, politically, intellectually, viscerally, poetically, loudly, quietly … whatever. It just can’t be inert.

Pae White is a multidisciplinary artist whose work embraces a variety of supports and materials, from porcelain, fluorescent lights and neon, paper, tapestries to large installations setting out in a format that can take over the space and using it as another element within the work.

Her innate curiosity for design, architecture and handcrafts have led her to a constant research of production materials and shapes focused on the permanence of daily life. Pae White connects art with leisure, an aspect which is always present in her work. One of the main aims in her work is to play with the viewer’s expectations who, coming up against the apparent simplicity of a daily object, is immersed in a complex plot of superimposed familiar elements, which forces a deeper reflection on the work.

Works

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-P, 2018.
248 x 155 cm | 97 ⅝ x 100 ½ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex.

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-P, 2018.
248 x 155 cm | 97 ⅝ x 100 ½ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex (Detail).

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs,Command-Q, 2018.
250 x 252 cm | 98 ⅜ x 99 ¼ in.
Algodón, poliéster y lúrex.

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-Q, 2018.
250 x 252 cm | 98 ⅜ x 99 ¼ in.
Algodón, poliéster y lúrex. (Detail)

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-O, 2018
253 x 252 cm | 98 ⅝ x 99 ⅜ in
Cotton, polyester and lurex

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-O, 2018
253 x 252 cm | 98 ⅝ x 99 ¼ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex. (Detail)

Pae White, Paper tapestry, with speed and baked instances, 2018.
46,5 x 46,5 x 6,5 cm | 18 ⅜ x 18 ⅜ x 2 ½ in.
Paperclay on wood and ink.

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-P, 2018.
248 x 155 cm | 97 ⅝ x 100 ½ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex.

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-P, 2018.
248 x 155 cm | 97 ⅝ x 100 ½ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex (Detail).

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs,Command-Q, 2018.
250 x 252 cm | 98 ⅜ x 99 ¼ in.
Algodón, poliéster y lúrex.

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-Q, 2018.
250 x 252 cm | 98 ⅜ x 99 ¼ in.
Algodón, poliéster y lúrex. (Detail)

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-O, 2018
253 x 252 cm | 98 ⅝ x 99 ⅜ in
Cotton, polyester and lurex

Pae White, Bugz+Drugs, Command-O, 2018
253 x 252 cm | 98 ⅝ x 99 ¼ in.
Cotton, polyester and lurex. (Detail)

Pae White, Paper tapestry, with speed and baked instances, 2018.
46,5 x 46,5 x 6,5 cm | 18 ⅜ x 18 ⅜ x 2 ½ in.
Paperclay on wood and ink.