Lot #032

Ang Kiukok

Mother and Child
signed and dated 1993 (upper left)
oil on canvas
18” x 6” (46 cm x 15 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 800,000
HP + BP : Php 1,401,600
Provenance Finale Art File
In his body of work spanning decades, Ang Kiukok worked with a devoted focus on recurrent themes (the seated figure, the harlequin, the abstracted landscape are just three examples), evolving his distinct style and elevating his brand of cubism to great heights. His achievement in representation extends to genre themes, such as the mother and child.
In this particular work, the National Artist depicts a mother who comforts the child. The arm of the child beseeches for comfort, indicating that inextricable bond between a mother and her offspring. In return, the mother cradles the child in a protective embrace — evoked by angular lines and solidity of for.