The Spectacular Mid-Year Auction 2014

June 21,2014 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Brenda Fajardo  (b. 1940)

Mayor Arcana IV
signed and dated 2005 (lower right)
oil on canvas
36” x 36” (91 cm x 91 cm)


PHP 30,000

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Brenda Fajardo is an artist whose work has been profoundly influenced by a great variety of other art forms. Her dynamic art is as pertinent to the dramatic changes that have shaped vernacular Filipino culture, as it is mindful of historical tradition. The Tarot Card series of Brenda Fajardo, painter and printmaker, brings out strong historical and nationalist themes, along with folk and surrealist aspects. The tarot images have been indigenized to convey a narrative of anticolonial struggle. Her tarot cards reveal social fortunes, as the artist-shaman plays the role of ancient priestess, who reinscribes predictions, and premonitions, within the schemes and surprises of history. Tarot figuration with its folk naïve aspect and point of view was adapted by the artist in the representation of the people.

Fajardo spreads out the full deck of possibility and chance.

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