Lot #038

Manuel Rodriguez Sr.

Sorbetero
signed and dated 1990 (lower right)
Oil On Canvas
29” x 38” (74 cm x 97 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 200,000
HP + BP : Php 642,400
Known as the Father of Philippine Print making, Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. has influenced an entire generation to venture into the art of serigraphy and the like. A main proponent in the growth and popularity of the medium, Rodriguez has fashioned a figurative style with his serigraphy, playing with colors, forms, and much later in his career, textures.
Although most noted for his technical capabilities with prints and such, Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. has crafted numerous masterful works with oil on canvas. Just as in his prints, Rodriguez’ penchant for color shines thru. Be it abstract or figurative, Rodriguez’ expressive, pointillist style boasts of an intelligible complexity that speaks in volumes.
Rodriguez’ figurative approach is akin to that of impressionism. Bearing a distinctive quality that is very modern, Rodriguez' brand of pointillism harks of youthful memories and familiar things — a nostalgic play of ideas, more so, a reminiscent look back.