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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Augusto Albor (b. 1948)

Horizontal Heights

signed and dated 1980 (lower left)

mixed media

66”x 42” (168 cm x 107 cm)

PHP 500,000

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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist

Through the years, Augusto Albor has become known for his minimalist abstract style and is considered by many to be one of the country’s top abstract artists. In Horizontal Heights, Albor looks into the horizontality of colors and textures to offer a new-found meaning in textured paintings.

The white veil of paint accentuates a feel of mystery that slowly unveils the colliding verdant colors. While its rugged scrapes share commonalities with the motifs of a 19th- to early 20th-century tangongo or a meat container of the ethnic group Kankanaey, a design that shows the complications of simplicity.

Influenced by suprematism and neoplasticism, Albor adopted a less rigid version of the two avant-garde styles that allowed the artist to communicate more freely—enticing his audience to partake in his entrancing brew of expression and restraint.

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