Lot #031

Mario Parial

signed and dated 1991 (lower left)
Oil On Canvas
32” x 24” (81 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 120,000
HP + BP : Php 256,960
A multifaceted artist, Mario Parial has ventured into working with various media. From acrylic on canvas to stained glass, Parial’s distinct figurative style has been highly regarded. Mentored by National Artists Vicente Manansala and Carlos Botong Francisco, Parial had found his own definitive approach to his craft despite such an influential set of tutors.
In this very work by the award-winning artist, there is a strong use of linear elements — the neo-realist figurations, akin to that of stained glass, bear with themselves a hint of modesty. Emphasizing the foliage and woman’s garb, there is a humble elegance in the composition. The sitter aglow amidst the floral bloom.