IMPORTANT PHILIPPINE ART | A0918
AUCTION | 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, 2PM
PREVIEW | 15-22 SEPTEMBER, 10AM-8PM
H.R. Ocampo (1911–1978)
Pen and ink
25 x 19 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in)
Reminiscent of Automatism that such artists as Joan Miró and Jean Arp practiced, National Artist H.R. Ocampos’s organic rising form looks as if it was drawn from the subconscious. A spire rises from unrestricted crude lines that lack the evenness of Ocampo’s biomorphic shapes—pointing a primitive expression of form.