Panalo by Ferdie Montemayor

panalo by ferdie montemayor
Panalo by Ferdie Montemayor | @filipino_artenthusiast

Panalo! (Winner!)

Acrylic on canvas (triptych). 106 x 266 cm. 2012

Ferdie Montemayor gained critical notice for his series of paintings on cityscapes in the 1990s. By the end of 2010, the artist shifted his work towards a series of action paintings of competitive games. This large triptych, Panalo, is a highlight of that series and depicts the movements and progression of a triathlon. With a conservative palette of black and white paint, Montemayor nevertheless conveys the intensity and excitement of three sports events with an intense brushwork technique that allows the paint to splatter and swirl in a suggestion of swimming, biking, and running.

His figures- rendered in black – recede into the forms of action of each sport, amplified further by the mass of white paint that surrounds each image like a frenzied aura.

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