Lot 4019
Manuel Ocampo (Filipino, b. 1965), The Unseen Power of the Monochrome
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Acrylic on canvas, signed and titled to verso, 2000, gallery wrapped canvas.

60 x 48 in.

From the Estate of the late Ron and Anne Dees, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Ron and Anne Dees were longtime collectors, lovers, and patrons of art. Starting in the late 1990s, they began their art acquisition and collection, focusing substantially on contemporary art. Their affinity for art went far beyond simply collecting and displaying. Ron served as a docent at the esteemed Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, from the late 1990s into the 2000s. In addition, they were patrons of the DC-area art scene, not only promoting and supporting contemporary artists, but also Ron worked/volunteered at several prominent DC art galleries. They continued their passion for art upon moving to Fayetteville, NC, five years ago and what you see here represents over two decades of devotion to contemporary art.

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

La Biennale di Venezia, 2001

Manuel Ocampo's artwork is known for provocative, controversial references to politics, religion and race, delivered in bold color and expressive brushwork: “The strong symbolism in my paintings is presented as empty signs. I want to push the conventions of painting to the point of ridicule…to go beyond thought.” Ocampo works in a wide range of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, screenprint, and mixed media collage. Born in Quezon City in 1965, Manuel currently lives and works in Manila, Philippines.

Manuel studied at the University of the Philippines and graduated from California State University of Bakersfield in 1985. Since 1988, Ocampo has held numerous international solo and group exhibitions of his work and received a number of prestigious grants and awards, such as the Giverny Residency (1998), the National Endowment for the Art (1996), the Rome Prize in Visual Arts by the American Academy in Rome (1995), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1995) and Art Matters Inc. (1991).

Good estate condition.