Lot #039

Mark Justiniani

signed and dated 2008 (upper left)
oil on canvas
30” x 24” (76 cm x 61 cm)
Starting Bid : Php 300,000
HP + BP : Php 525,600
Provenance Tin-Aw Gallery
Before Mark Justiniani delved into his mirror-based installations, he was an assiduous painter, a member of Salingpusa, and a creator of surreal imagery. Justiniani presents to us a man in profile and holding a staff. He may presumably be someone who has a disability or in old age but he is shown astride on a half-moon, half-sun celestial body, confidently sailing through the night sky. His concerns are no longer of the world, but a spiritual realm that is unforgettable as a dream and punctuated with glowing orbs of stars.