Lot 040

b. The Philippines, 1977

AFTER THE 1900s, 2008

Signed and dated (centre)
Oil on canvas
152.5cm x 120cm

Private Collection, Singapore.

Young Contemporary Philippines,
Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, 2008.

ESTIMATE  RM 4,000 - 6,000
An accomplished female contemporary artist from the Philippines, Ranelle Dial produces large scale landscape and figurative paintings in sepia-toned and monochromatic palette. She explores the disappearing profession of the postman in her Period Pieces series - where After The 1900s derived - to emphasise the evolving state of today’s electronic communication. The air-brushed quality of this desolated row of post boxes set in a rural landscape exudes nostalgic atmosphere.

Ranelle Dial graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2003. Her solo exhibitions included Where to Go from Here, Makati (2013); Subsistence, Manila (2012); Hide, Seek & Keep, Manila (2011); Guesstimates, Quezon City (2009); Mga Sisidlan, Quezon City (2007); and Cube Uncubed, Quezon City (2006). She has participated in numerous group shows namely Pocket Monsters, Makati City (2007); The Blank Show, Quezon City (2006); Two Packs of Cigarettes & Four Cups of Coffee, Quezon City (2006); Flippin-Out, New York, United States of America (2005); Streets2K5, New Jersey, United States of America (2005); Finders Keepers, Milan, Italy (2005); Untitled, University of the Philippines, Quezon City (2000), to name a few. She has recently held a solo exhibition titled Paradigm Shift in the Philippines in February to March this year.