The Kingly Treasures Auction 2019

November 30,2019 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines

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Justin Nuyda (b. 1944)

Mindscapes signed and dated 1974 (lower left)

oil on canvas

18" x 24" (46 cm x 61 cm)


PHP 180,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

The process of creating Nuyda’s magical canvases starts with priming the canvas with as much as seven coatings, followed by painting it with waif-like strokes that are both robust a delicate, invoking solid slate and the fluidity of butterfly wings floating over horizons. He then scrapes the paint to create a gradient feel. Nuyda’s colors come backward and forward. However, he only uses white for blending these colors.

Nuyda’s oeuvre demonstrates his considerable skill an imagination in reconciling the geometric and organic.

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