Christie's /May 25, 2014
€11,283.88 - €16,925.83
Artworks in Arcadja36
Some works of Hernando Ruiz OcampoExtracted between 36 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Leon Gallery -Feb 7, 2015 - MakatiLot number: 124
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Hernando R. Ocampo (1911 - 1978) A Sonata for September signed and dated 1978 (lower right) oil on canvas 34 x 34 (86 cm x 86 cm) PROPERTY FROM THE DR. AND MRS. CONRADO L. LORENZO JR COLLECTION Acquired directly from the artist Art Fair Philippines, Archivo Gallery, Makati City, February 20 - 23, 2014
Auction: Larasati -Aug 24, 2014 - SingaporeLot number: 44
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Ocampo, Hernando Ruiz Lawn Party 1949 oil on canvas 40.5 x 51 cm signed and dated (lower right); inscribed, signed, and dated on the reverse WHEN A PARTY IS NOT JUST A PARTY: "LAWN PARTY", H.R. OCAMPO "Lawn Party", (1949) a previously unknown yet seminal work by Hernando Ruiz Ocampo, (b. 1911, d. 1978) is a rare reflection of the inner workings of the mind of the most cerebral of the Philippines' Thirteen Moderns. H.R. Ocampo was a master of both the paintbrush and the pen, a maverick in both fields, starting as a comrade-in-arms of Manansala, Carlos V. "Botong" Francisco and another Ocampo (Galo) in the league of abstract artists led by Victorio Edades. He was a journalist, playwright, and a novelist at a time when these artistic circles overlapped with newspapermen (H.R. himself was editor of the Sunday Magazine of the Manila Chronicle), painters, and politicians. It was painted in the rough and ready years when Manila was rising raucously from the rubble of the last World War, where nightclubs and swing bands took over the bombed-out mansions of the rich and buccaneers of every flag roamed both the city streets and the corridors of power. The "Lawn Party" captures a fragment of the energy of that hurly-burly era, albeit a more personal subject for H.R, whose other more well-known works of the period morosely document the hunger and dislocation of the post-war years. The "Lawn Party" captures a fragment of the energy of that hurly-burly era, albeit a more personal subject for H.R, whose other more well-known works of the period morosely document the hunger and dislocation of the post-war years. A striking cacophony of shapes and curves, heads and hands, an allegory for not just the figures -- poets and columnists, ex-guerrilla fighters, and fellow artists -- in his own colorful milieu, the painting is also a metaphor of all that was fresh and new, the ideas and arguments, propaganda and proletariat conceits that floated in the ether of those exhilarating times. Using colors as contrasts, creating perspectives through their shadows, suggesting the open air and safe green views in others, the "Lawn Party" is a stunning commentary of the times, a period when Ocampo was hitting his stride as an influential artist. On the face of it, the work draws as its inspiration the regular gatherings that Ocampo attended with his own particular band of brothers. These same artists, writers, and politicos would later become cabinet ministers, publishers and tycoons, as well as the movers and shakers of Philippine art. Could that be Enteng Manansala, Botong Francisco or Galo Ocampo in the lively, bulbous figures? It is no doubt a dazzling example of H.R. Ocampo's own journey of exploration. While it has the abstracted forms of recognizable human faces and figures, the shapes, colors, and forms of later paintings appear -- foreshadowing his later "Mutants" period, that reflected his criticism of the Atom Bomb and the nuclear age of the Fifties. The playful "Lawn Party" likewise previews H.R.'s mastery of the stunning color tonalities that would eventually become his hallmark, as seen in the glorious "Genesis" tapestry commissioned for the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1969. Part of a collection that spanned several decades, this painting was acquired by one of those friends of the artist, who was in fact well-known for hosting such garden soirees as the "Lawn Party". H.R. Ocampo was posthumously named Philippine National Artist for the Visual Arts in 1991. Previously owned by Angel E. Nakpil.
Auction: Auctionata -Jun 20, 2014 - BerlinLot number: 62
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The present acrylic painting from 1977 is the work of Hernando Ruiz Ocampo, a Philippine painter and draftsman of the 20th century. The abstract and planar composition is rendered in earthy colors and shows a relief-like paint surface. Several individual forms are depicted set before a green background. Two forms reach into the upper, yellow part of the painting. In his works, Ocampo was deeply influenced by the landscape of his homeland. He is considered a reviver of Philippine art, who significantly advanced the abstract Modernism. The painting is signed and dated lower right (in black acrylic), “H. R. Ocampo 1977”. It is in very good condition with light wear affecting the frame. The overall dimensions, framed, are 75.5 x 58.5 cm. The panel, onto witch the canvas is mounted, measures 60.5 x 45.5 cm. Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (1911-1978) Hernando Ruiz Ocampo was born in Santa Cruz , Manila, and later moved to Maypajo in Caloocan. He mainly worked as a writer, and was a self-educated person in Visual Arts. Ocampo is particularly recorded for works that address the harsh reality of his country after the Second World War. However, a large part of his oeuvre also illustrates the beautiful landscapes of the Philippines. Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (1911-1978), Abstraction Series #II, 1977 Acrylic on canvas, mounted on panel Philippines, 1977 Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (1911-1978) - Philippine painter and draftsman Co-founder of the artist group “Thirteen Moderns" in the Philippines in 1938 Signed and dated lower right (in black acrylic),”H. R. Ocampo 1977” Inscribed on the reverse, “ABSTRACTION SERIES # II, H.R. Ocampo 1977” Overall dimensions, framed: 75.5 x 58.5 cm Very good condition Provenance: Private collection, Austria The landscapes of the Philippines were an important source of inspiration in Ocampo’’’’s work, who has once called his paintings ‘visual melodies’’’’; similar paintings by the artist have sold for more than 5000 euros in the international market The present acrylic painting from 1977 is the work of Hernando Ruiz Ocampo, a Philippine painter and draftsman of the 20th century. The abstract ...
Auction: Christie's -May 25, 2014 - Hong KongLot number: 170
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HERNANDO RUIZ OCAMPO (Filipino, 1911-1978) Promenade signed and dated 'H.R.Ocampo 61' (lower right); inscribed 'Avellana' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 71 x 56 cm. (28 x 22 in.) Painted in 1961 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lamberto C Avellana Gallery Dominique, Manila, Philippines Private Collection, Singapore Angel G. De Jesus, H.R.Ocampo The Artist As Filipino, Heritage Publishing, Philippines, 1979, (illustrated, fig. 171, p.88).
Auction: Christie's -Nov 24, 2013 - Hong KongLot number: 207
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Lot Description HERNANDO RUIZ OCAMPO (Filipino, 1911-1978) Abstract in Red, Brown and Green signed and dated 'H.R. Ocampo 73' (lower right) acrylic on canvas 101.5 x 76.5 cm. (40 1/8 x 30 3/8 in.) Painted in 1973 赫南多‧奥堪波 抽象 压克力 画布 1973年作 款识：H.R. Ocampo(右下) Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report View Lot Notes > Within the generation of career modernists within mid-20th century painting in the Philippines, names which rose to the fore included Hernando Ruiz (HR) Ocampo, Romeo Tabuena, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, alongside other artists such as Vicente Manansala and Ang Kiu Kok. Through works that strongly contributed to the development of the modernist visual aesthetic as we know it today, these artists came of age ranging between the 1940s to 60s, and practiced their art up to as late as the 1980s and 90s. HR Ocampo is often seen as a succeeding generation due to the prominence of his later works, but age-wise he was a peer of Vicente Manansala and Cesar Legaspi, and together with them formed a pioneering triumvirate of radical modernists. His works are primarily abstracted forms derived from landscapes, figures and natural phenomena. Displaying strong colors, a textural presence borne of precise brushwork rather than a heavy application of paint, and wavy, undulating shapes opposed to geometric forms; Ocampo's works epitomize non-objectivisim and organic development. Abstract in Red, Brown and Green (Lot 207) is a beautiful example of Ocampo's practice, showing prismatic tones of muted brick red, chocolate brown, and varying shades of fauna-green. The shapes cling together in biomorphic form, rather like marine life or a densely clustered landscape formation. Often rendered in jewel-toned colors and interlocking cubist-influenced shapes, the earlier works of Romeo Tabuena maintain a sense of translucency and fluid form while those from his later "Mexican" period are more opaque and have a stylized "blocky" quality which appear to cross-refer the works of HR Ocampo and the aesthetic of Mexican muralists. Ni(Lot 205) is a joyous and vibrant example of children at play, celebrating a native festivity with innocent gaiety. The textural, thick paint on masonite is characteristic of Tabuena's Mexican paintings, lending a dense, rich quality to the work. By this stage in Tabuena's career, his figures became more naturalistically rendered and emotionally intimate as he moved away from austere landscapes and pure modernism. In contrast, Children with Candles (Lot 206) shows an earlier work of a similar scene where Tabuena has prioritized modernist themes over aesthetic elegance, creating an almost geometric expression of the human form. In a departure from his acclaimed Tres Marias series, the work presented here from Federico Aguilar Alcuaz is of a pastoral nature, superbly depicting the natural beauty of a Baguio landscape, seen from below the veranda of a traditionally built house. Landscape in Baguio (Lot 208) displays Alcuaz's swift yet confident brushwork, as he depicts a semi-modernist rendition of this mountainous vista. The perspective painted from below is unusual in a traditional landscape work, causing the viewer's gaze to sweep from the base of the artwork up into verdant clusters of leaves overhead, and finally soar into the sunshine-dappled blue sky to great effect.