Lot 105

b. Philippines, 1978


Signed and inscribed 'WOODEN LEG 2011' on reverse
Photo assemblage
30.5cm x 25.5cm

Private Collection, Singapore.

ESTIMATE  RM 5,000 - 8,000


Nona Garcia claims her ground as one of Philippines’ exquisite painters depicting desolated spaces and ambiguous absence. A sense of abandonment prevails amidst the illusionary reality that she attempts to capture. In the context of Wooden Leg, an image of a discarded and broken wooden chair is captured in its solidarity. The photo assemblage appropriates the technique of paper tole, a method consists of a picture built by cutting out certain parts of different prints of an identical image, then by shaping, layering, and gluing the pieces to the base print using neutral cure silicone, a three dimensional effect is created. Wooden Leg was displayed in a collaborative exhibition of photography-based works between Nona Garcia and contemporary Filipino artist MM Yu in Kuala Lumpur (2011).

Nona Garcia obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of the Philippines. She has held numerous solo exhibitions in the Philippines namely Points of Departure (2007); Planted Landscapes (2008); Synonyms (2010); Fractures (2010) and Somewhere Else (2012). She has also participated in various group exhibitions in China, Italy, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Japan. She was the grand prize winner of the Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Art Award in Singapore (2000). She was a recipient of the 13 Artists Award in 2003.