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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Augusto Albor  (b.1948)

Untitled
signed and dated 1985-1987 (lower left)
oil on canvas
55”x 55” (140 cm x 140 cm)


PHP 400,000

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Provenance: Private Collection, Manila

The effect of diffusion of neutral colors is Albor’s manner of working with minimalism
as the end goal. While gestural strokes add to the complexity of the surface meanings
of his canvases, the twin ideas of disintegration and renewal are vital to the
understanding of his philosophy.
Because Albor’s minimalist abstract expressionism does not overwhelm his viewers
with strong, brash color and abrupt, confusing lines, his aesthetic speaks volumes
to viewers that seek a calm, serene rendering of raw visual elements.
Albor’s painting career in abstraction is characterized by a consistent pursuit
of a balance between the physicality of nature’s prism of colors and the meta physicality
of man’s perception of this. Although there are no recognizable representations in such
canvases, Albor has often alluded to the color and light of the Bicol landscape of his
youth as a haunting inspiration for his abstract lyricism.

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