Tagpi - Tagpi

 

The Garage, Burrard Arts Foundation

April 01 – June 12, 2022

Burrard Arts Foundation presents "Tagpi-tagpi" by Karl Hipol, an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in drawing and painting. A constellated exploration of the artist’s Filipino heritage, Tagpi-tagpi translates into English as patchy, from the root word Tagpi, meaning patch. The installation combines handwritten Baybayin, pasted manila paper and a centralized painting of an abstracted Bahay Kubo, a type of pre-colonial Filipino architecture. Baybayin is a pre-colonial script, widely used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines before being replaced by the Latin alphabet during Spanish colonization.

Through the work, Hipol aims to comprehend a non-western perspective, both practically and metaphorically. The installation aims to gradually rebuild broken Filipino identities, patching lost and loose pages through a reintroduction of the Filipino language, the Baybayin script, and the reconstruction of traditional architectures. Burrards Arts Foundation

 

 

Photography: Burrard Arts Foundation

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Tagpi-tagpi, (detail) 2022. India ink on Manila Paper and Acrylic, gouache, flashe and Digital Inkjet Print on Canvas.Photography by Karl Hipol
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Tagpi-tagpi. 2022. India ink on Manila Paper and Acrylic, gouache, flashe and Digital Inkjet Print on Canvas. Assemblage. Dimensions Variable.
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Tagpi-tagpi, 2022. (detail) India ink on Manila Paper. Assemblage. Dimensions Variable. Photography by BAF
Tagpi-tagpi, (detail) 2022. India ink on Manila Paper and Acrylic, gouache, flashe and Digital Inkjet Print on Canvas. Assemblage. Dimensions Variable.
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Tagpi-tagpi, 2022. (detail) Acrylic, gouache, flashe and Digital Inkjet Print on Canvas. Assemblage. Dimensions Variable. Photography by Karl Hipol
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Tagpi-tagpi, 2022. India ink on Manila Paper and Acrylic, gouache, flashe and Digital Inkjet Print on Canvas. Assemblage. Dimensions Variable. Installation Photography by Khim Hipol.
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