IMPORTANT PHILIPPINE ART | A0922
AUCTION | 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 2PM
PREVIEW | 13 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2018, 10AM-6PM
Lao Lianben (b. 1948)
Acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 61 cm (36 x 24 in)
Lao’s minimal use of color heightens the drama of this painting as a shaft of black peeks through a curtain of white, the application of which is thin enough that one can see through to the darker layer beneath. This play on layers and textures is what makes his elegant works so visually and conceptually riveting as both the eye and mind are rewarded with details that enhance their experience of the material and abstract.