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Aleah Angeles - Aleah Rose Angeles

Aleah Angeles - Aleah Rose Angeles

Filipino artist Aleah Angeles is just in her early 20s, but the realist painter is about to get some international attention, as her piece “Lazy Daisy” is included in an upcoming Christie’s auction of Asian Contemporary Art in Hong Kong.

Painted in 2010, “Lazy Daisy” is estimated to be worth $4,138 to $7,759, and is featured along with Chinese artists as well as other cross-region contemporary talents.

Her works are described as “lyrical compositions with a warm romantic flair.”

“Lazy Daisy portrays Angeles’s alter-ego, falling asleep under a tree with her half read book draped over her face. Trapped in the pages of her fairytale or fantasy novella the heroine in her slumber is sweetly unaware of the looming dream-forest behind her, as though conjured directly from her unfinished tale. With her ruffled skirt, knee-socks slipping down her legs, outflung hand, Lazy Daisy is an archetypal rendition of corrupted girlish innocence,” reads the lot notes on Christie’s website.

A Pool of Tears by Aleah Angeles

“Inspired by the figures of young girls, which the artist herself relates to and draws from life based on her own photographs; her paintings often show them in recumbent positions, half caught in dreams and fantasy,” the notes read.
Angeles is a resident artist of Mendez Big and Small Art Co.

Apart from Angeles, Filipino artists BenCab and Patricia Eustaquio also have works in the auction, which will be held on May 27, 3pm at Christie’s Saleroom Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong.

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