Lot #002

Jim Orencio

signed and dated 2014 (bottom)
acrylic on canvas
48” x 60” (122 cm x 152 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 40,000
HP + BP : Php 140,160
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Anyone who has been to Pinto Museum (and possibly attended one of its exhibitions) would see that this painting by Jim Orencio is a photorealistic depiction of it. Past the registration counter, this place ushers the visitors to the museum’s many galleries dotting Antipolo’s rolling terrain. The rendition of the artist is evidently accomplished: complete with mottled shade that evokes high noon, the scene repeats not only the look but the feel of the place. Orencio provides us the alternative narrative of the painting from the countless photographs taken of one of most Instagrammed museums in the world. This work is an argument on why the artist’s hand can never be replaced by any form of mechanical (and now digital) production: the sense of space rendered as.