Lot #027

Dino Gabito

signed (lower right)
oil on canvas
24” x 24” (61 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 30,000
HP + BP : Php 256,960
In Dino Gabito’s works, what we see is only the covering, the instrument of subterfuge which, in this case, is evoked by the folds of the cloth. While we detect a human figure underneath it, we are given nothing else, only the willful resistance against disclosure. Shrouded, preternaturally evasive, the figure is a conundrum. In asserting the presence of absence, Gabito argues for the unknowable nature of the self.