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ULYSSES DUTERTE: "PRISON SUNSETS AND LANDSCAPES"

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“Prison Sunsets and Landscapes” Ulysses Duterte
February 2019

Interview between Eileen Tabios (ET) and Ulysses Duterte (UD)
ET: I’m delighted to feature your Oakland and San Francisco Sunset paintings, and grateful that you chose to create new sunset/landscapes works for exhibit. The first thing I noticed was the thinness of the paintings, the widths of Oakland and San Francisco paintings being 1-5/8” and 1-1/8” respectively. How interesting, I thought, as what’s discerned is something that can seem infinite: a sunset. Then I noticed (as your website presented them in this manner) that they are “inspired by Oakland City Jail Building Windows.” Please discuss the birth of these two paintings—I know you paint other scenes from nature but how did you think of sunsets for these thin spaces and what’s the backstory to Oakland City Jail? Left: Oakland Sunset  Acrylic on Wood, 36” x 1-5/8” (2018)
Right: San Francisco Sunset Acrylic on Wood, 30” x 1-1/8” (2018)
UD: My work in the public schools, parti…

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TREVA TABIOS: "HAIKU TO CANVAS"

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"HAIKU TO CANVAS"
TREVA TABIOS
JANUARY 2019




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Treva Tabios’ exhibition of 2018 paintings provides a rare opportunity to see an artist at literally her birth: these paintings are, with one exception, chronologically her first 14 paintings!
Treva’s progress is unimaginable. She wasn’t setting out to be an artist, per se, when she began painting. She was simply looking for a new hobby. So she painted her first painting “Indulge” which was intended originally as living room decoration. But she posted its image on Facebook and it made me sit up and take notice. I sent over some encouragement.
She then posted her second painting, “Consume by fire.” At that point, I not only encouraged her but encouraged her to “Go big.” A comparison of her first painting “Indulge” at 20” x 30” and, say, her fifth painting, “Wild Ride” at 36” x 48”is telling:


"Indulge"
"Wild Ride"

Treva’s paintings clearly benefit from her talent as a bold colorist. Such bo…