Lot #009

Mauro Malang Santos

Woman
signed and dated 2002 (lower right)
gouache
11 1/2” x 9” (29 cm x 23 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 100,000
HP + BP : Php 221,920
Authenticity This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by West Gallery confirming the authenticity of this lot
A highly renowned modernist, Mauro Malang Santos is among the most recognized and sought after artists of today. Initially drawing inspiration from the realities of urban life, Malang had incorporated into his art the very travails of the Filipino commoner — ever so elegantly rendering them in his distinct cubist style.
Later in his career, Malang veered his sights towards more brilliant renditions of Filipino women. From mothers to flower vendors, the more mature Malang puts on display his seasoned hand — flaunting his mastery of his medium and the maturity of his aesthetic. This work from 2002 is among these works. Powerful impassioned strokes, evocative palette selection — a masterful display of the artist’s evolved predilections.