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Dominic Rubio (Filipino, b.1970)
LOT ID: 77829
Malay Mother & Child, 2009

Oil, on canvas.
40.16 х 29.92 in. (102.01 x 76 cm.)
Signed, on the lower right.
Lot description
"Malay Mother & Child" (2009) by recognized Contemporary artist Dominic Rubio, celebrates the beauty and elegance of the of the Philippines during the early American colonial period. Stylistic of the elongated features and signature colonial dress of the 19th century, Rubio’s captures the nostalgia and romanticism of these periods, while giving them a modern sensibility and whimsical appeal. This work measures 4.16 x 29.92 inches (102 x 76 cm) and is in excellent condition.

In the past Filipino art suffered from an image problem, and it was difficult to find works in Hong Kong galleries. Recently Filipino art works have been fetching high prices in international auctions indicating that Philippine art is now accepted internationally.

Dominic Rubio was born in Paete Laguana and was a founding member of the Guevarra Group and a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts. Rubio resources his extensive travels through various cultures, including symbols of innocence and sociopolitical transitions, transforming his figures amidst the changing landscapes.
Malay Mother & Child by Dominic Rubio
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