This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Ramon Estella Jr. confirming the authenticity of this lot

Provenance: Artist’s Estate


Primarily known as a writer and director for films, television, and radio, Ramon Estella made his debut in the world of painting during his 1950s exhibition at the Philippine Art Gallery as per the advice of his mentor HR Ocampo which explains why Ocampo’s penchant for organic forms is somewhat manifested in the works of Estella. Working together with the Neorealists, Estella became a practitioner of expressionism and cubism, and later developed a style characterized by bold lines and strident colors. Estella has always believed that this approach to painting leads to a healthy movement, to a kind of art that allows the painter the same freedom in paint, as music notes allow the composer—not an imitation of nature, but a personal imitation.