The Philippine Star
Finale Auctions feature treasures from National Artists
Finale Auctions presents masterpieces by National Artists along with renowned works by Philippine modernist and contemporary artists in a live auction on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. at Finale Art File, La Fuerza Compound.
“Ceramic Jars and Shell” by National Artist Arturo Luz will be one of the highlights. This artwork exemplifies his mastery of minimalist geometric abstractions. Born in 1926, Luz is a painter, sculptor and designer.
A mother’s embrace, as well as a study in anatomy, Ang Kiukok’s “Mother and Child (Catalog No. 32)” will also be up for bidding. It features Kiukok’s distinct style that fuses cubism, surrealism and expressionism — an example of figurative expressionism.
Rodel Tapaya’s “Healing Miracle” depicts a narrative embedded in Filipino culture, while offering sharp and piercing commentary on life. Through his adept manipulation of folk aesthetic and material, Tapaya provides his mythical characters with allegorical significances that transcend common perception, offering fresh insights about their origins and relevance.
The auction also feature Romulo Olazo and Ramon Orlina’s abstractions. A contemporary of Ang Kiukok, Olazo worked across media, forms and genres. In “Still Life Kasuy at Mangga,” he muted a still life into abstract shapes and forms. A renowned pioneer in glass sculpture, Orlina achieves an interplay between abstraction in his work “Luminescence.”
The works of these artists (including Jigger Cruz and Andres Barrioquinto) will be showcased from Oct. 11 to 19 at Finale Auctions.