Lot #016

Elias Laxa

signed (lower right)
Oil On Canvas
11 1/2” x 15 1/2” (29 cm x 39 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 40,000
HP + BP : Php 70,080
Elias Laxa’s signature works are his color-splashed seascapes, inspired by his humble background, being the son of a fisherman. In fact, he also became a fisherman in his youth.
The art critic Alfredo R. Roces wrote of his works, “His art is every bit like a fragment of a street with cracked sidewalks, tilted signs and moving calesas, or it is a piece of the sea, with a beach and a vast expanse of sea and sky. He seems bent, in canvas after canvas, in capturing a fleeting moment when light has made edges soft and feathery, just a few minutes before the pinkish-grey sky breaks into actual dawn. Laxa seems bent on pursuing these mysteries of nature relentlessly”.