Lot #001

Hernando R. Ocampo

signed and dated 1976 (lower right)
pen and ink on paper
18” x 12” (46 cm x 30 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 40,000
HP + BP : Php 70,080
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
While part of H.R. Ocampo’s abstraction generates from color, it pays to see the DNA of his forms, which in this work is expressed through hatchings, shadings, and open shapes. This work reveals that his forms are perhaps meant to be seen as multi-faceted, essentially three dimensional, as they, in oneness, rise gradually upward, as though something impossibly high is in the process of being attained.