Lot #008

Tam Austria

signed and dated 1975 (lower right)
oil on canvas
24” x 30” (61 cm x 76 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 120,000
Tam Austria’s rendition of rustic themes bears a very familiar nature — redolent to that of cultural iconography, and remnant of past practices and pastimes. Excellent in his approach, Austria has crafted a very welcoming brand of art. Very Filipino in context, Tam’s creations feature tableaux of idyllic life.
This very work by Austria gives us a peek into the more festive, as we are treated to a classic game of ‘luksong sako’ — the Filipino version of a sack race. With the intensity of the game brewing, the hustle and fumble between the participants is evident, giving us this timeless depiction of a fleeting past.