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Leslie De Chavez
CROSSHAIR
Estimation
180 000260 000
Lot. Vendu 212,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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230
Leslie De Chavez
CROSSHAIR
Estimation
180 000260 000
Lot. Vendu 212,500 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Leslie De Chavez
B. 1978
CROSSHAIR
Signed and dated 2008; signed, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse
Oil on canvas
Diameter: 195 cm.; 76 3/4 in.
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Bibliographie

Alice G. Guillermo, Art in Asia Magazine, Mar Apr 2009, No. 10, p. 133

Description

"To describe his art as "social realism"  is... to sell it a bit short, considering the denouement of that genre. De Chavez is not a didactic Marxist, arguably more of a humanist. Yet, it's clearly "message art" nonetheless. However, unlike the social realists of a quarter century ago, he presents the image for the interpretation of the viewer, without a fixed (and often heavy-handed) symbolic meaning à la roman à clef. Ironically, this is closer to the original meaning of social realism, which, when it emerged as a reaction to decorative art, romanticism and the celebration of beauty, was more akin to photojournalism than the propoganda it became in the latter years of the 20th century. De Chavez himself says, simply, that his paintings are about the effects of colonization."

Paolo R. Reyes, Rogue Magazine, Don't Be A Stranger, Number 12, July 2008, Manila, p. 18

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong