Lot #005

Allan Balisi

Rainbow Land of Happiness
signed and dated 2008 (lower right)
oil on canvas
48” x 36” (122 cm x 91 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 40,000
HP + BP : Php 75,920
Prominent Filipino contemporary artist Allan Balisi has forayed time and again into the obscure — the wonderful realm of the nostalgic that, with it, bears a relatable familiarity. From the morose to the brilliant, Balisi evokes emotion ever so cleverly with his stylized approach.
In this 2008 work by the brilliant contemporary, we are treated to a more whimsical display. A grandiose play on color and form that is both exuberant and captivating, bordering on bizarre. The jubilant landscape possesses an enigmatic quality — akin to that of a vague memory.