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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Onib Olmedo  1965

a.) Bionic Syndrome

signed and dated 1987 (lower right)
oil on canvas
30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm)

b.) Bionic Syndrome (Regular)
2016 - edition of 40
17” x 8” x 17” (43 cm x 20 cm x 43 cm)

PHP 400,000

          Onib Olmedo merges man and machine, creating an obtuse artworks of an entity beyond our reality.  He utilizes the figurative expressionist technique of distortion to portray the inner torment experienced by modern man — who aloof despite its wounds with an intense glare directed toward an unknown being beyond the view  of its audience.

          His artworks have a disturbing but ennobling effect on the viewer, celebrating the ultimate triumph of the human spirit in the face of intense pain and anguish.  They are soul portraits of the denizens of Sampaloc and Ermita, Manila’s red light and entertainment district, as well as people from the upper strata of society.

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