Lot #017

Lao Lianben

signed and dated 1980 (lower left)
watercolor on paper
each: 11 1/2”x 17 1/2” (29 cm x 44 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 80,000
HP + BP : Php 198,560
Provenance Private Collection, Manila
Lao Lianben has fashioned his own notable abstract language, which constitutes of Zen-like, minimalist shapes rendered in swift, calligraphic strokes. The building blocks of his style are apparent in this suite of gestural creations in watercolor accomplished with the fluent, sweeping motion of a brush. The accidental bleeds and drips give the work a spontaneous quality, appearing as a constellation of notations to the passage of almost translucent, curvilinear shapes.