Lot #006

Augusto Albor

The Jeepney
signed and dated 1996 (lower right)
oil on canvas
60” x 48” (152 cm x 122 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 300,000
HP + BP : Php 759,200
Provenance Private Collection, Hong Kong
One of the foremost abstract painters working today, Augusto “Gus” Albor has created a visual vocabulary all his own, characterized by washes of colors and repeating organic forms. In this particular work, a sphere emerges in the middle of the canvas swaddled in churning darkness. It casts and bleeds its magnificent light, as suggested by a flurry of white strokes. The work seems to evoke the story of creation in which light demarcates the existing void so forms of nature may appear.