Maria Farrar - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Maria Farrar’s paintings weave together classical themes of Eastern and Western visual language in supple, organic forms. Her light-hearted, dynamic scenes derive from everyday life or from fragments of memories, spanning the grand lakes of the Philippines to the shop windows lining the streets of London. Connecting the pictorial language of the Eastern manga and calligraphy with Western art history and oil pigments, Farrar’s acute sense of colour and dynamic compositions capture moments that are concrete and yet simultaneously elusive, fragments of a floating and expanding world.


    Born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, Farrar received her BFA from the Ruskin School of Art in 2012 and her MFA from the Slade School of Art in 2016. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Too late to turn back now’ at Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore (2019), ‘Eaves Deep’ at mother’s tankstation, London (2018), ‘straits’ at mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2017), and ‘Marine’ at Supplement Gallery, London (2016). Her works are in the collection of Saatchi Gallery Collection (London) and AmC Collezione Coppola (Venice).


    Maria Farrar: Works on paper | 22 OCT - 11 NOV 2020 | Ota Fine Arts Viewing  Room

    The artist in her studio

    • Provenance

      Mother's Tankstation, Dublin
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


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signed with the artist's initials 'Mf' along the right edge; further signed with the artist's initials 'Mf' on the reverse
oil on linen
180.3 x 130 cm. (70 7/8 x 51 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$163,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 21 June 2022