The Spectacular Mid-year Auction 2019

June 22,2019 | 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 canvas
32 1/2” x 37” (83 cm x 94 cm)

PHP 500,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

One of the most recognized names in modern Philippine art is Oscar Zalameda. The iconic modernist has forged an alluring brand of cubism that melds a myriad of stylistic approaches into a powerful, distinctive brand all his own. Here, Zalameda combined solid and more transparent colors to enhance the dynamic subject’s instantaneous quality. It has a strong rhythmic quality where Zalameda delineated each facet by using different but related geometric patterns and color combinations.
The fluidity of motion is maximized. All of the abstracted details have a sinuous development, the picture is filled with a sense of movement, and Zalameda’s abstractions often alluded to weightlessness: the subject seems to float on air. Zalameda distributes the graduated planes of the surface and the areas of light and shade in rhythmic patterns.

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