Ángeles Agrela - Modern & Contemporary Art Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, June 1, 2024 | Phillips
  • “I think it is still necessary for female artists to provide our own contemporary view on representing the feminine though the medium of art. I try to do this by appropriating the classical language of painting and drawing and finding images with a studied ambiguity that I can give a different meaning to. These recent works work as portraits, but sometimes, they distract the attention away from the particular facial features of the model, with the effect of generating extra attention towards the things that define the image as the person, the things that we have chosen to make up our image. For this effect, I use masses of hair that cover the face and clothing, decorative patterns of the clothes themselves and the background. The symbolism of the mask is important, the symbolic significance of the hair in many cultures, as well as the chameleonic character of fashion and the clothing itself, all of which add to the image of a person even when the face is hidden.”
    — Ángeles Agrela

    • Provenance

      Galería Yusto/Giner, Marbella
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



signed 'A.AGRELA' lower left; further signed and dated 'A Agrela 2021' on the reverse
acrylic and pencil on paper
200 x 150 cm. (78 3/4 x 59 in.)
Executed in 2021.

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HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$304,800

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Modern & Contemporary Art Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 1 June 2024