Making room for new art

In 2020 all my shows and exhibitions were canceled due to the pandemic. Hoping that 2021 is going to better for all of us, I want to make room for new art by finding homes for the paintings I created so far. So, I’m having a FIRE SALE! Make me an offer!

This catalogue contains the size, medium used and original pricing. While I would certainly prefer to get the full price, all reasonable offers will be considered!

2021 Catalogue of Angelique Bacia (click to open)

About

Hi I’m Angelique

I’ve been drawn to the arts my whole life. When I was 12 , I sat down with a typewriter as I was going to write the next great American novel. In high school I directed school plays, took any art and photography class available and was way more interested in music and museums than history or math. I was brought up to believe that art is necessary to culture, but not a serious job. So I followed the corporate route. But creativity kept beckoning. As an adult, I took drum lessons and acting lessons and moved to LA to be an actor. I wrote and produced short films and a comedic vampire web series. I just love creating. It was only a matter of time before a paint brush ended up in my hand. Who knew that Brexit would begin my painting journey? My work is focused on creating calm and quiet.

Artist Statement

I feel like the world has become intolerably noisy. Everyone is screaming for attention – on tv, in music, on social media, anywhere they believe they could get some. Add to that the internal noise we all deal with: insecurities, doubts, etc. and we have one outrageously loud world. I believe we are in desperate need of spaces that allow for quiet, for introspection – a respite from this screaming world. My paintings are tasked with softening the discord, letting the viewers eyes rest and take a deep, cleansing breath.

My creative process begins with making as much noise (using texture and color) as I can. Paint is layered and poured and scraped and scratched as memories, emotion, desire and curiosity run the show. My only goal is a quiet finish line, making space for myself to trust that it will turn into something I find interesting or beautiful. A coat of white in varying thickness is applied to represent a calming blanket. It’s fascinating that by the end, I am always left with the question: “is this a quiet painting trying to be loud or a loud painting trying to be quiet?”

Artist Bio

Angelique Bacia is a self-taught contemporary abstract painter who lives and works in San Diego, California. Angelique has been creating art in some form or another throughout her life, but is was not until Brexit that she became a full time painter.

Living in England at the time, the ugliness and noise of Brexit compelled Angelique to try to inject some positivity and quiet back into the world. Driven with the same thirst for knowledge that previously allowed her to write, edit, perform in and produce a comedic web series about vampires, Angelique threw herself into learning everything she could about painting. Then using that knowledge, she took oil to canvas, chose a positive word and abstracted how that word felt, trusting it would come through.

Inspired and influenced by Gerhard Richter’s Weiss and Grey paintings, as well as works by British artist Jessica Zoob, the concept of quieting noise has become the obsessive focus of Angelique’s work. Having switched from oils to acrylics and continuously educating herself, her goal with every work is to tame a loud canvas into something calm and quiet.

Angelique holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She has most recently exhibited in the Art Museum of South Texas and has shown in galleries in New York and California. Angelique’s work has also been shown in several on-line publications including FVM Global Magazine.

Contact/Commissions

CONTACT FOR PURCHASING AND PURCHASING INFORMATION:

Hi! If you are interested in purchasing a painting on my website, please email me abaciaart (at) gmail.com or contact me on Instagram @abaciaart. Your purchase would begin with me sending you up close and personal photos of your chosen painting as well as a video. Do please keep in mind that your screen and my screen are not the same, so an image on my computer will look different to yours, even though I do my best to capture the painting correctly. Photos are edited to best match the true colors of the work, but small variances may occur. After I send you the detail photos and video, if you are still interested, we can discuss shipping. I try to get you the cheapest shipping possible and we can discuss options. Lastly, if you are not satisfied with your painting once it arrives, I offer a 100% money back guarantee (minus shipping). I want to make sure you are HAPPY with your painting. These are original works that cost more than a print from Walmart. I want you to feel confident in your investment and enjoy your painting for years to come!

COMMISSIONS:

Art is one of fastest items that change a room’s mood. I would love you to have a piece that fits the wall size and colors you are looking for. All custom work is in my style and each piece is totally unique as it is created especially for the client. I choose not to recreate existing pieces as I want you to have YOUR piece of art. Custom works start at $400.00. Please note that I am no longer working in oils. All paintings will be made with professional acrylic products. Commissions can take from 4-6 weeks to complete and require a 50% deposit before any work is undertaken. If you are interested in a commissioned piece, shoot me an email and let’s get the process started!

NONE OF THE ABOVE APPLIES TO ME, I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:

Of course! Email me abaciaart (at) gmail.com or contact me on Instagram @abaciaart

Artists Diary

COMING SOON! (I know that I am absolutely fascinated with watching an artists process, hear the inspiration behind a certain work and learning about their materials. In this diary I will share all of these things for my own art.)

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