Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Oscar Zalameda   (1930 - 2010)

signed (lower right)
oil on paper
15”x 18” (38 cm x 46 cm)

PHP 100,000

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Private Collection, Netherlands

The lines and forms that characterized Zalameda's early landscapes are still evident in most of his latter works. This influence could be traced to a fruitful stay in Mexico during the late 1950s and an admiration for the Mexican muralist Diego de Rivera via the Latin pinks and fruity reds. Daubed and dragged, sensuous and saturated by the piling of pigment, and building up unexpected juxtapositions; This extraordinarily free painting, only hints at the the forms of the composition. The broad sketchy patchwork of brushstrokes results in a dynamic surface. In this predetermined, solidly unified structure, the artist distributes the graduated planes of the surface and the areas of light and shade in rhythmic patterns.

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