The Kingly Treasures Auction 2014

December 29,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Francesca Enriquez  (b. 1962)

Untitled
signed (lower right)
oil on canvas
24” x 16” (60 cm x 41 cm)


PHP 16,000

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Getting many of her inspirations from looking at a lot of photographs, reading numerous magazines, “doing the gallery rounds and just continuously painting and discovering processes that work for [her],” Keka’s trademark interiors, which she describes as “something that is easy to the eye in terms of color and composition using a lot of thick paint,” have been exhibited in both the Philippines and abroad. Influenced early in her career by neo-expressionist painters like Francesco Clemente, Georg Baselitz and Longo and most recently by Austrian artist Luc Tuymans and German artists Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Kippenberger, she composes her paintings “randomly, by using a lot of intuition and a little of the tips I learned from other artists.”
Enriquez’s paintings of colourful domestic interiors recalls the Post-Impressionist works of artists such as Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse. Unlike these ‘Modern Masters’ however, there are decidely no people inhabiting these spaces of domesticity, rendering them fetishized images belonging more to a realm of idealized and decorative ‘magazine’ beauty than any real spaces of habitation.

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