Lot #025

Ang Kiukok

Pieta
signed and dated 1981 (upper right)
oil on paper
9” x 11” (23 cm x 28 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 120,000
HP + BP : Php 525,600
Authenticity This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Finale Art File confirming the authenticity of this lot
Ang Kiukok’s stylistic leanings have often, if not always, featured a cubistic quality. There is a uniqueness in his approach to his aesthetic — where the once rigid, and later on more expressive take on forms have given viewers a very evocative brand of art.
It is in Kiukok’s ability to visually embody angst, anguish, and pain with his subjects that makes for his creations’ inimitable emotional quality. Just as in this oil on paper work, the pained Christ exemplifies the very torment that is ever present — even Mary, the dark shroud clutching the beaten Christ, is depicted very subtly yet powerfully.