The Magnificent September Auction 2019

September 14,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Eduardo Castrillo  1942-2016

Mother and Child
signed and dated 2003
25” x 16” x 8” (64 cm x 41 cm x 20 cm)

PHP 180,000

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Acquired directly from the artist

          While equally known for his abstract works abroad, Castrillo is locally identified  with massive, towering public artworks.  The representational aspect of his art allows common people to remember, share and relive historical, political, mythological or even domestic themes involved therein.  The towering heights of his works reach upward, always upward, making metal seem to lose its density as it fuses together  in dynamic forms interspersed with the energy of the surrounding space.

          In Castrillo’s scaled down version of the mother and child — unlike his public art, it is large enough to be placed on a table — the artist takes pleasure in the pure and basic nature of the sculpted form by making objects of infinitely varied intrigue and beauty, even on paper.

          This work is typical of Castrillo’s figurative expressionist style, showing how he  manipulated the expected relations between space and solid.

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