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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Romulo Olazo  (b. 1934)

Papestry XVIII
signed and dated 1994 (lower right)
dyed, pressed paper pulp
18” x 16” (46 cm x 41 cm)


PHP 16,000

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In his decades of explorations, Olazo often modifies the layering technique of his diaphanous works by crumpling and folding the delicate tissues, by heightening tonal play in thin, sharp facets, and by superimposing brisk gestural strokes to stimulate the surface.
Olazo has also done many studies of other media in his art, such as dyed and pressed paper pulp, such as Paperstry VXIII, signed and dated 1994. In his adventures with various techniques he is always able to achieve light, ethereal effects creating swirling patterns of delicacy and light density. His “papestry” series is a long process which requires using handmade pulp paper and passing it through a printmaking process, a painstaking task that was done with the artist’s ever supportive wife, Pat Olazo.

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