Fresh paint: seven emerging artists to discover in the Nova and Positions sectors

Karim Crippa, Art Basel Stories, December 19, 2019

The works of Maia Cruz Palileo and Ebony G. Patterson share an alluring sense of baroque. Palileo’s oeuvre is articulated around her Filipino heritage. She paints lush scenes based on images found in archives, combining her personal history with external – and sometimes fictional – elements. Patterson is known for her impressive dexterity with ornamentation. Her maximalist use of decorative elements is never gratuitous, however: Instead, they contribute to her ongoing exploration of Afro-Caribbean visual identities and symbols, and of the region’s turbulent history. The two artists will be presented together at Art Basel Miami Beach by Monique Meloche Gallery.