Frederick Sausa

After mounting his first solo effort early this year, Frederick Sausa
will be having his second at the blanc art space in Makati, wherein he
will present his latest pieces in new working mode of expression.
These are the accumulated images from various existing references. And
these thought-out processes inherently evident in some paintings and
the compositions were similar to that of sticker leftovers; there are
still pictures with punched holes. This approach was used in the
initial exhibit, stripped and out of focus photos from magazine pages
in appropriation. In this show, acrylic was mainly used as the vehicle
for antithesis of the much well-praised oil paints. Aside from being
industrial, synthetic and ordinary; these pigments were part of the
80’s once in-demand industry of giant movie billboards, also used by
graffiti artists, muralists, effigy makers and other forms of street

Choices of images were of archetypal youth culture, rebellion, power
and failures, eccentricities of glamour era and documented works by
other artists. It is also a process of decoding redundant physical
beauty, demystification of sexual innuendos and unfinished words that
can be overwritten about stories left untold that we find in the
living rooms, hotels’ comfort room, one teenager’s bedroom wall, full
of posters and it’s about everyday boredom that indulges the viewers
to participate into somebody else’s privacy and solitude, yet masked
of narrative context that left viewers empty handed.

Frederick Sausa’s “Pretty Vacant” opens on Monday, 6PM, August 10,
2009 at blanc Makati.  blanc is located at Crown Tower, 107 H.V. dela
Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.  For more information, please
call or sms 752-0032 / 0920-9276436, email or visit,

Pretty Vacant  will run until August 28, 2009