The Spectacular Mid-year Auction 2019

June 22,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Augusto Albor  (b.1948)

Untitled
signed and dated 2006 (lower right)
oil on canvas
18”x 24” (46 cm x 61 cm)


PHP 80,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

Drawing on a wide variety of influences, Gus Albor
makes works that respect the traditional tenets of their
cultural backgrounds as well as of those that are vastly
different. In approaching and creating his work, there
is a rigid yet meditative quality in which he seeks to
explore various themes.
Albor’s austere, restrained palette and cool,
anti-painterly application techniques reveal the
influence of the Minimalist School. In this painting,
a square canvas is covered in a neutral gray color.
A vertical line acts as the painting’s focal point, morphing
into an irregular white area which seems to expand
itself across the canvas.
Thus as in Zen art, the viewer’s interpretation of visual
elements adds to the art work as a visual experience
pregnant with enigmatic meanings, despite its
minimalism.

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