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Eduardo Castrillo
CALMNESS IN ORGANIC FORM
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
361
Eduardo Castrillo
CALMNESS IN ORGANIC FORM
Estimate
60,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Hong Kong

Eduardo Castrillo
1942-2016
CALMNESS IN ORGANIC FORM
Signed and dated 2009
Bronze
84 by 58 by 41 cm; 33 by 22 ¾  by 16 in.
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Provenance

Private Asian Collection

Catalogue Note

“I love the physicality of sculpture… the heavy duty labour that goes with it and the challenges of taming the material, controlling the tough solidity of the medium and moulding it into something flesh-like, lifelike.”[1]                                                 -Eduardo Castrillo, 2013

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.

[1] Osental, Duffie Hufana. "Castrillo as master artist ." The Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 24, 2013. http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist/

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Hong Kong