Lot #010

Juvenal Sanso

Still Life
signed and dated 1951 (lower right)
oil on board
13” x 11” (33 cm x 28 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 40,000
HP + BP : Php 256,960
Provenance Private Collection, USA
Juvenal Sanso found his stride, developing a unique style of his own, often labeled "poetic surrealism." At this point in his creative path, certain elements of the natural world, for which his art was to become famous for are still buried deep in his subconscious and will emerge from that.
Juvenal Sanso's style has been called poetic surrealism because of his preference for solitary landscapes and the otherworldly vegetation of swamps and tidal flats. Sanso views his subjects from refracted glasses tinted with the soft and melancholy haze of memory. The result is a technically masterly painting: scenes and images exist as though from a strange, yet familiar, world. His detailed renditions of forms transcend the natural and take on a higher, mysterious level of reality.