Gregory Halili, ‘Deep End III’, 2020, Painting, Oil on gold-lip mother of pearl, Silverlens
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Gregory Halili

Deep End III, 2020

Oil on gold-lip mother of pearl
2 14/25 × 4 1/50 in
6.5 × 10.2 cm
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Makati City
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Deep End III’ (2020), where Halili utilises his medium’s inherent opacity to depict an aquatic …

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Gregory Halili
Filipino, b. 1975
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Gregory Halili paints small-scale, extraordinarily detailed works on unusual surfaces such as vintage ivory or seashells. Although he works in New Jersey, the Filipino-born artist constantly addresses issues of home and memory in his work. In his ivory compositions, Halili depicts saints and historical figures from throughout Filipino history on miniature objects like brooches. The work traffics the country’s many histories and cultural changes—not least of which is colonialism—into small pieces of personal jewelry, reducing the grand scale of history to a personal object of devotion. The artist’s visual style developed from his sustained study of 18th-century illuminations in libraries in the New York area and from Filipino cultural heritage, so that the art historical conventions referenced are filtered through a Filipino lens.

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Deep End III’ (2020), where Halili utilises his medium’s inherent opacity to depict an aquatic landscape. Although ethereal in appearance, the work addresses the reality of coral bleaching, resulting from warming sea temperatures.

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Artwork is in good condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signature placement (front, lower right corner)
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Gregory Halili
Filipino, b. 1975
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Gregory Halili paints small-scale, extraordinarily detailed works on unusual surfaces such as vintage ivory or seashells. Although he works in New Jersey, the Filipino-born artist constantly addresses issues of home and memory in his work. In his ivory compositions, Halili depicts saints and historical figures from throughout Filipino history on miniature objects like brooches. The work traffics the country’s many histories and cultural changes—not least of which is colonialism—into small pieces of personal jewelry, reducing the grand scale of history to a personal object of devotion. The artist’s visual style developed from his sustained study of 18th-century illuminations in libraries in the New York area and from Filipino cultural heritage, so that the art historical conventions referenced are filtered through a Filipino lens.

Gregory Halili

Deep End III, 2020

Oil on gold-lip mother of pearl
2 14/25 × 4 1/50 in
6.5 × 10.2 cm
.
Sold
Location
Makati City
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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