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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Lynyrd Paras  (b.1982)

signed and dated 2006 (lower left)
acrylic on canvas
72” x 48” (183 cm x 122 cm)

PHP 180,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

          Lynyrd Paras extracts the haunting presence of the subconscious via biomorphic beings and  landscape elements sojourn in a dreamscape: human figures manifesting themselves as large bulbous shapes.  Fantastic candlelight like light forms floating, even undulating vertically heighten the hallucinatory impact.

          Paras’ powerful singular faces gives way to wider thematic directions and producing more  extraordinary surreal images.  The evocation of softness is one of his more compelling quirks:  his soft, distorted characters are powerful and disturbing images of entropy — that fundamental physical process by which all things decay in time.  Everywhere there is an impending threat of annihilation.

            From the world of everyday urban details that surround our lives, Lynyrd Paras recasts experiences of time and place.  He paints people not as an artist but as one who is as cursed as they are. Through his works Lynyrd Paras reaches beyond the singular, individual experience to one that embraces a gritty urban awareness of life and change that touches all of us.  Internal angst in full display.  A strong and persistent vein of macabre fantasy that runs through his oeuvre.

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