For her solo exhibition Fields of Color, textile artist Olivia d’Aboville crafts stunning canvasses comprising large swathes of bold, solid color made out of handwoven abaca and polyester textiles sourced from Cebu. Inspired by the works of the American colorfield movement of the 50s and early 60s led by Mark Rothko, the artist deviates ever so slightly from her usual neutral, monochromatic palette, preferring a more lively and vibrant color scheme for her signature abaca works this time around.
This interesting departure may have been inspired by the fact that d’Aboville has good reason to view life through rose-colored glasses with her second child on the way. D’Aboville is less cerebral in her artistic approach as opposed to her previous exhibitions. Instead, the marriage between color and texture for these works are more personal and emotional, driven by the artists’ desire to celebrate life and its unexpected surprises.