Jordi Ribes - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Hong Kong Friday, October 6, 2023 | Phillips
  • "I love the ambiguity, the multiplicity of readings.. The paintings can transmit tension either through the characters, the landscape, the colours, or that which is absent."
    — Jordi Ribes


    Still from Steven Spielberg, Amazing Stories (The Mission), 1985

    “On the one hand, my work looks like an image from a computer, with a cold and neutral finish that apparently does not exploit the properties of oils, while, on the other hand, it is a painting that can only be done with the oil technique.”
    — Jordi Ribes


    • Provenance

      L21 Gallery, Palma
      Private Collection, Beijing
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Artist Biography

      Jordi Ribes

      Jordi Ribes (b.1972) is a contemporary painter based in Barcelona, Spain. The artist originally studied graphic design before studying painting at the University of Barcelona. He is known for his faceless figures found in lush settings. He uses rich jewel-toned paint colors to depict scenes detached from the real world.

      His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Galería Senda in Barcelona and L21 in Palma de Mallorca, as well as group exhibitions in places such as Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles, Madrid), Arts Santa Mónica (Barcelona), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Galería Lelong (Paris), Galería Oliva Arauna (Madrid) and Tecla Sala (L’Hospitalet, Barcelona). A Premio Altadis award winner, his work forms part of collections such as Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Patronato Martinez Guerricabeitia, Fundación Altadis, Fundación Vila Casas, Fundación Guasch Coranty, Fundación Medianoche, Recharge Foundation (Singapore), Victoria Collection (Miami and Johannesburg), Ding YiXiao-Xiao Foundation (China) and Tbilisi Art Centre – John Dodelande Art Collection.

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The New Generation

signed and dated 'Ribes 2010' on the reverse
oil on canvas
162 x 129.9 cm. (63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2010, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and issued by L21 Gallery.

Full Cataloguing

HK$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

Contact Specialist

Anastasia Salnikoff
Head of Day Sale, Associate Specialist
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 7 October 2023