This fall, Sotheby’s is pleased to present for the first time a work by the award-winning Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo. The current lot, titled Calmness in Organic Form, is an abstract piece fabricated in brass, moulded as a continuous ribbon of metal elegantly twining around itself with no discernible beginning or end. The fluid silhouette of the sculpture highlights the element of line to convey its sinuous dynamism; its sturdy base grounds the form, lending the overall shape balance and harmony. Assured yet refined, the present work reflects Castrillo’s prodigious ability to coax exquisite forms from a medium as tough as brass.
Calmness in Organic Form was one of the featured highlights of a solo exhibition titled ‘Eduardo Castrillo: A Prism of Love and Friendships’ held at the Ayala Museum in 2017 to celebrate his 50th anniversary as an artist. Created in 2009 when Castrillo was already well into his sixties, the sculpture evokes a sense of elegiac contemplation befitting an artist who has had a long and prestigious career at the forefront of Filipino art. Castrillo’s other iconic works include his avant-garde interpretations of classical religious tableaux such as Pieta, his remaking of Michelangelo’s Pieta found in Loyola Memorial Park, as well as historic national monuments in the Philippines like the People Power Monument in Quezon City. His sculptures can also be found in many places abroad including Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Poland, and North America.
 Osental, Duffie Hufana. "Castrillo as master artist ." The Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 24, 2013. http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist/
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