The Asian Cultural Council Auction 2020

February 22,2020 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Mauro Malang Santos  (1928 - 2017)

Mother and Children
signed and dated 1997 (lower right)
oil on canvas
16” x 12” (41 cm x 30 cm)

PHP 600,000

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The art of Malang celebrates the life of urban folk and the fiesta spirit, done through his abstractions of Filipino women sans the lugubriousness that other artists would rather add in depicting common folk. Mother and Children is the representative of his countless icons of an idee fixe, a woman from among the common folk, with an elegantly long neck, dressed in bright colors while tending to her children.

Emmanuel Torres once wrote that: “Ang (Kiukok)’s angular forms, but without the Expressionist angst, has, in turn, influenced cartoonist turned painter Mauro Malang Santos (better known as Malang) at some point in the latter’s development. Malang’s Pictorialism is as Baroque as Manansala’s, differing only in that it indulges in multisectoral and highly mannered effects.”

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