Green and Orange Leaves
signed and dated 1988 (lower left)
acrylic on canvas
30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection, Manila
Son of modernist master Mauro Malang Santos, Soler Santos is among the premiere contemporary artists of today. Obscure is his choice of themes, drawing inspiration from nature and natural forms to concoct his unique, alluring brand of art. Initially, a magic realist, Santos’s technical proficiency has shone through in his works.
From his Leaves series to his Derelict series, there is an inimitable touch of realism on display, his stylization of subjects an impeccable showing of creative genius.
Done in acrylic, from 1988, this very piece, everbearing of that initial magic realist character, flaunts the artist’s refined yet youthful sensibilities.