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      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Pablo Bermudez Isabel Santos
        Jan. 20, 2024

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Pablo Bermudez Isabel Santos

        Est: ₱50,000 - ₱65,000

        Enjoy Yourself 2017 mixed media 25" x 20 1/2" (64 cm x 52 cm) Accompanied by a certificate issued by West Gallery and signed by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jan. 20, 2024

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱300,000 - ₱390,000

        Untitled oil on canvas 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" (39 cm x 29 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled
        Dec. 02, 2023

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled

        Est: ₱1,000,000 - ₱1,300,000

        Untitled signed and dated 2019 (lower right) oil on canvas 37” x 27” (94 cm x 69 cm) León Gallery wishes to thank the artist for confirming the authenticity of this lot PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist WRITE UPJigger Cruz’s art is a mesmerizing blend of catharsis and control, captivating viewers with its uniqueness and emotional depth. At the heart of his work is an exploration of contemporary painting that harks back to the primitive memory of figurative forms. Cruz masterfully reinterprets the formal elements and stylistic quirks of classical painting, closely adhering to their foundational composition and meticulously approximating their techniques. In his artistic process, paint finds its way onto the canvas in a spontaneous fashion, with splatters, smears, and drips coming together to create a dynamic visual symphony. The essence of his creative quest revolves around allowing the unfolding of these spontaneous events on the canvas, only to regain control and shape them into a language that is entirely his own. The results are a mesmerizing interplay of flowing organic forms, vibrant colors boldly emerging straight from the tube, and palpable energies that seem to breathe life into the artwork. But this isn’t just about the act of painting itself; Cruz takes his pursuit further by treating a painting as an installation. The canvas stretcher bars are exposed, unveiling all aspects and surfaces involved in the art-making process. His emphasis shifts from the final artistic object to the very process of creating it, providing viewers with a window into the labor-intensive journey behind each artwork. (Jed Daya)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - A Clumsy Sky in Tone as Dry
        Dec. 02, 2023

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - A Clumsy Sky in Tone as Dry

        Est: ₱2,400,000 - ₱3,120,000

        A Clumsy Sky in Tone as Dry signed and dated 2020 (lower right) oil on canvas 55” x 43” (140 cm x 109 cm) Accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot WRITE UPJigger Cruz, through his distinctive use of materials and technique, has carved a unique place in the art world, creating tactile and sensorial masterpieces. His process of "overpainting," involving various methods such as impasto, cutting, burning, and spray painting, serves as the gateway to transforming his pieces into something beyond the ordinary. Initially appearing chaotic, a deeper examination unveils a coherent entirety that emerges from what seems like an act of destruction and defacement. This metamorphosis infuses the artwork with an entirely new significance, breathing fresh life into its former self. Cruz’s artistic approach, although initially contradictory with its juxtaposed treatment, delves into timeless and enduring themes. His technique, akin to Tolstoy’s concept of art, resonates with the notion of evoking emotions within oneself and then using various means to transmit these emotions to others. In the pursuit of this, Cruz's synthesis of creation and destruction can be interpreted as a metaphor for self- expression. The amalgamation of destructive techniques with the creative process symbolizes a profound exploration of the self. Cruz's art becomes a medium through which personal emotions and experiences are not just conveyed but transmuted. Much like Tolstoy’s definition of art, Cruz’s work becomes a conduit for eliciting emotions within the viewer that mirror the artist’s initial sentiments during the creative process. (Jed Daya)

        Leon Gallery
      • JIGGER CRUZ (Filipino, born 1984) Untitled 2016 photo and colour etching, ed. P/P 77 x 58cm
        Nov. 15, 2023

        JIGGER CRUZ (Filipino, born 1984) Untitled 2016 photo and colour etching, ed. P/P 77 x 58cm

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        JIGGER CRUZ (Filipino, born 1984) Untitled 2016 photo and colour etching, ed. P/P signed and dated lower right: JIGGER 2016 editioned lower left 77 x 58cm PROVENANCE: Viridian Press, Victoria Private collection, Victoria OTHER NOTES: Jigger Cruz's art practice is characterised by his idea to play with defacement and vandalisation. Each artwork created has an underlying notion of the Flemish and Post-Renaissance masters which are covered and distorted by his thick layering artistic process. This is not to hide what is beneath, but rather mystifying the classical backdrop. Cruz primarily works across a painting practice, however, upon visiting Australia and collaborating with printmaker John Loane, this is one of the only series of prints that Jigger Cruz has created. Hannah Ryan, Prints & Multiples Specialist

        Leonard Joel
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Ftygivgd
        Sep. 09, 2023

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Ftygivgd

        Est: ₱500,000 - ₱650,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Ftygivgd signed and dated 2016 (lower left) oil on canvas 12 1/4" x 18 1/4" (30 cm x 46 cm) León Gallery wishes to thank the artist for confirming the authenticity of this lot Jigger Cruz's ascent to recognition emanates from his distinctive approach to materials, resulting in captivating and sensory-rich artistic creations. This innovative method involves an elaborate process of overpainting, wherein he deftly employs an array of techniques such as impasto, cutting, burning, and spray painting. These techniques synergize harmoniously, albeit their initial impression of chaos. Upon closer examination, an intricate tapestry emerges, representing a harmonized entity that has undergone a profound metamorphosis through the means of destruction and alteration, thereby bestowing the artwork with an entirely new layer of significance. In essence, Cruz's oeuvre breathes new vitality as it sheds its former skin, metamorphosis of sorts. This seemingly paradoxical treatment imparts a sense of novelty, yet at its core, Cruz grapples with themes that transcend eras and stand the test of time. Through his artistic exploration, he delves into venerable and timeless concepts, thereby bridging the gap between the contemporary and the perennial. (Jed Daya)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Raindrops Machine
        Sep. 09, 2023

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Raindrops Machine

        Est: ₱240,000 - ₱312,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Raindrops Machine signed and dated 2007 (lower left) oil on canvas 29" x 28 3/4" (74 cm x 73cm) Jigger Cruz created Raindrops Machine in 2007. Around that time, the artist was producing artworks that combined elements of abstraction, expressionism, and contemporary Filipino cultural references. His early oeuvre, painted in vibrant palettes and rendered with gestural brushstrokes, captured a sense of immediacy and unfiltered emotion, inviting viewers to engage with the instinctual and intuitive aspects of his art. From the title and its composition, this oil painting can remind a viewer of David Medalla’s Bubble Machine. The “Bubble Machine” is a sculpture that generates bubbles through a mechanical process, often involving a mixture of soap and water. It is a conceptual artwork, created in 1963, that is considered as one of the earliest examples of kinetic or interactive art. At its core, it can be seen as a symbol of transience, fragility, and the ephemeral nature of existence. Like Medalla, Cruz as well is experimental in artistic approaches. He is innovative and always pushing the boundaries, incorporating elements of interactivity, performance, and conceptualism into his own artistic practice. In 2007, Cruz graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Far Eastern University. (Isabella Romarate)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Feb. 18, 2023

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱500,000 - ₱650,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) JsG#hjkl&ffff signed and dated 2016 (lower right) oil on layered canvas and wood 18 1/2" x 15" (47 cm x 38 cm) PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Italy Jigger Cruz’s claim to fame was his signature use of materials to create tactile and sensorial masterpieces. He does so via an act of overpainting in which uses a variety of techniques such as impasto, cutting, burning, and spray painting in order to achieve his desired effect. Though chaotic at first, a closer and more nuanced look reveals a cohesive whole that has been transformed through methods of destruction and defacement; giving the piece a whole new meaning. In other words, Cruz’s works seemingly breathe in new life by shedding its former self. Though this seemingly juxtaposed treatment can be considered novel, what Cruz is dealing with here are timeless and age-old themes. In one of the earliest and most important texts of art theory, the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy writes in his seminal book What is Art “To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced and having evoked it in oneself then by means of movements, lines, colours, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit this feeling that others experience the same feeling -- this is the activity of art.” In the same vein, Cruz’s synthesis of creation and destruction can be seen as a metaphor for self expression. (J.D.)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) The Birth of the Stupid Orange
        Dec. 03, 2022

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) The Birth of the Stupid Orange

        Est: ₱1,000,000 - ₱1,300,000

        The Birth of the Stupid Orange signed and dated 2011 (lower right) oil on canvas with frame: 36” x 26” (91 cm x 66 cm) Accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot Jigger Cruz’s claim to fame was his signature use of materials to create tactile and sensorial masterpieces. He does so via an act of overpainting in which uses a variety of techniques such as impasto, cutting, burning, and spray painting in order to achieve his desired effect. Though chaotic at first, a closer and more nuanced look reveals a cohesive whole that has been transformed through methods of destruction and defacement; giving the piece a whole new meaning. In other words, Cruz’s works seemingly breathe in new life by shedding its former self. Though this seemingly juxtaposed treatment can be considered novel, what Cruz is dealing with here are timeless and age-old themes. In one of the earliest and most important texts of art theory, the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy writes in his seminal book What is Art “To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced and having evoked it in oneself then by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit this feeling that others experience the same feeling -- this is the activity of art.” In the same vein, Cruz’s synthesis of creation and destruction can be seen as a metaphor for self expression. Despite Cruz’s basis within modern artistic theory, his works do not only contain inherently modern ideals. Though Cruz’s works are best seen as an expression of pure emotion and ideas, the content of these visual messages are undoubtedly contemporary. We can see this first through the materials used. Though Cruz also works with traditional media such as oil and acrylic paints, Cruz also layers his pieces with enamel, spray paint, and other unorthodox materials. Thus, Cruz effectively confronts and subverts our traditional notion of what art can be by using materials not inherent to the art world, but to other forms of production. Second, Cruz also creates art as a form of history- making. By adopting canonically western styles and techniques as his base, Cruz performs a ritualistic act of subversion through his unorthodox and destructive treatment. By doing so, Cruz confronts the hegemonic blanket that has enveloped most of the art world by uncovering new and even lost forms of expression. (J.D.)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz - Untitled
        Sep. 10, 2022

        Jigger Cruz - Untitled

        Est: ₱100,000 - ₱130,000

        Jigger Cruz Untitled signed (lower right) dated 2019 pastel on paper 19 1/4" x 13 1/2" (49 cm x 34 cm) The art of Jigger Cruz is iconic for its menagerie of colors heaved onto the canvas until it becomes textured and palpable. However, amid the mishmash there is tranquility, perhaps in the containment of the chaos. In this pastel piece, Cruz is a storyteller creating solely from abstract emotion, a deviation from his iconic vandalisms over Classical art. Though chaotic at first, a deeper and more detailed look reveals a cohesive whole that has been transformed through methods of destruction and defacement, giving the piece a new meaning. As the piece glares at you, you are drawn to its mystery. (P.I.R.)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 11, 2022

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱6,000,000 - ₱7,800,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Blissful Thrones in the Tune of a Lazy Afternoon signed and dated 2018 (lower right) oil on canvas a) 60" x 48" (152 cm x 122 cm) b) 60" x 72" (152 cm x 183 cm) overall: 60" x 120" (152 cm x 386 cm) Accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot EXHIBITED Albertz Benda, Jigger Cruz: Picture Towards the Other Side, New York, March 15 - April 21, 2018 Jigger Cruz’s claim to faim was his signature use of materials to create tactile and sensorial masterpieces. He does so via an act of overpainting in which uses a variety of techniques such as impasto, cutting, burning, and spray painting in order to achieve his desired effect. Though chaotic at first, a closer and more nuanced look reveals a cohesive whole that has been transformed through methods of destruction and defacement; giving the piece a whole new meaning. In other words, Cruz’s works seemingly breathe in new life by shedding its former self. Though this seemingly juxtaposed treatment can be considered novel, what Cruz is dealing with here are timeless and age-old themes. In one of the earliest and most important texts of art theory, the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy writes in his seminal book What is Art “To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced and having evoked it in oneself then by means of movements, lines, colours, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit this feeling that others experience the same feeling -- this is the activity of art.” In the same vein, Cruz’s synthesis of creation and destruction can be seen as a metaphor for self expression. Despite Cruz’s basis within modern artistic theory, his works do not only contain inherently modern ideals. Though Cruz’s works are best seen as an expression of pure emotion and ideas, the content of these visual messages are undoubtedly contemporary. We can see this first through the materials used. Though Cruz also works with traditional media such as oil and acrylic paints, Cruz also layers his pieces with enamel, spray paint, and other unorthodox materials. Thus, Cruz effectively confronts and subverts our traditional notion of what art can be by using materials not inherent to the art world, but to other forms of production. Second, Cruz also creates art as a form of history-making. By adopting canonically western styles and techniques as his base, Cruz performs a ritualistic act of subversion through his unorthodox and destructive treatment. By doing so, Cruz confronts the hegemonic blanket that has enveloped most of the art world by uncovering new and even lost forms of expression. (J.D.)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 11, 2022

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱800,000 - ₱1,040,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Taste It Before You Leave signed and dated 2009 (lower right) oil on canvas 48" x 24" (122 cm x 61 cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, Makati City A graduate of Far Eastern University, unlike his peers, Cruz did not see painting as a full-time profession from the getgo. It wasn’t until 2011, when he met the acclaimed artist Manuel Ocampo and took up an apprenticeship offer under the renowned Neo-Expressionist master, that Cruz decided to take up painting full-time in order to pursue his interests and passion. Since then, Cruz has mounted numerous solo and group shows at renowned institutions such as Tala Gallery, Blanc Art Space, and Ayala Museum. Cruz’s unique and singular contemporary style has also rocketed him to international acclaim. Cruz’s works were exhibited in cities such as Singapore, Switzerland, and New York. Cruz was also part of the groundbreaking group exhibit titled WASAK! Filipino Art Today. (J.D.)

        Leon Gallery
      • LOT WITHDRAWN
        Apr. 23, 2022

        LOT WITHDRAWN

        Est: ₱1,000 - ₱1,100

        LOT WITHDRAWN

        Leon Gallery
      • Bjorn Calleja (b. 1981); Jigger Cruz (b. 1984); Don Dalmacio (b. 1979) Edric Go; Joel Quinones (b. 1983) - Incident #13
        Apr. 23, 2022

        Bjorn Calleja (b. 1981); Jigger Cruz (b. 1984); Don Dalmacio (b. 1979) Edric Go; Joel Quinones (b. 1983) - Incident #13

        Est: ₱20,000 - ₱26,000

        Bjorn Calleja (b. 1981); Jigger Cruz (b. 1984); Don Dalmacio (b. 1979) Edric Go; Joel Quinones (b. 1983) Incident #13 signed and dated 2016 (verso) mixed media on canvas 24” x 18” (61 cm x 46 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled
        Mar. 05, 2022

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled

        Est: ₱1,000,000 - ₱1,300,000

        Untitled dated 2008 (verso) oil on canvas 72" x 48" (183 cm x 122 cm) LITERATURE House: A Collection of Paintings of Philippine Houses, by Ramon N. Villegas and Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, 2017; Full Color Illustration, Page 91; with text on pages 92, 93. One of the most outstanding Filipino abstract artists today, Jigger P. Cruz was born in 1984 in Malabon. He graduated BFA Fine Arts, major in Advertising, at Far Eastern University. He is partially color-blind, so he has formulated his own method of color comprehension. Whereas normal sight derives emotion from color stimuli, it is form and movement that inspire him. Because of frustration and lack of confidence, he felt that he was discriminated against, such as when he joined the Metrobank (2003) and the Phillip Morris (2006) competition. He stopped painting for a while. Eventually, he decided to refuse to be affected by what people had to say. He persisted in showing in various galleries, such as in the show “Pink Fumes” (2007, Pablo Gallery, Cubao); “Swing” (2008, Blanc Art Space, Makati); “Constructing Deconstruction” (2009, Tala Gallery, Q.C.); “Tabi Tabi Po” (1:AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA); “Watching the Wheels” (2010, Ayala Museum). His work was shown in “Dead End” (2011, West Gallery, Q.C.); “Glitch Habitation” (2012, Primae Noctis Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland) Perhaps reflecting his mood, he started doing work centering on deconstruction and defacement, acts of vandalization. The early work at hand is not blatantly iconoclastic. The dissatisfied face of a woman dominates the picture. A colorful cloth adorns her head; pearls glisten at her throat. At her mouth is a house: she is both kissing it, and talking incessantly about it. It is an upper-class house: so it is not only shelter and nest. It is also a means to validate and increase her social status. Ironically, as he has attained success after success, the artist has started collecting actual houses. (From the Ramon Villegas archives.)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Horizontal Farewells
        Mar. 05, 2022

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Horizontal Farewells

        Est: ₱1,400,000 - ₱1,820,000

        Horizontal Farewells signed and dated 2013 (lower right) oil on layered canvas and wood including frame: 43" x 31 1/2" (109 cm x 80 cm) PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN COLLECTION Primo Marella Gallery Cruz’s art style has been known to push deeper meanings with each and every layer of different materials he uses to create his pieces, a part of the reason for his unique art style is that he is colorblind and he uses tactile and sensorial materials to further convey himself and his artworks. This artwork in particular is an example of his signature style, in that Cruz has an already painted canvas of what it seems to be two naked women embracing one another but most of the scene is covered in layers of tactile and sensorial materials leaving only a glimpse of the women. The rest of the layers are of scattered dark shades of different colored oils, burned materials, scratched and cut papers, and spray can paint of black, orange, and purple with a few hints of yellow. The dynamic of defacement and vandalization somehow works together with the original painting under the layers. Although there is no clear logical placement for the different layers, Cruz’s clash of both a classical art style and his contemporary styles synthesize in this piece. There is an added mystical element of revealing only a glimpse of the classical painting while being covered in layers of other materials. This gives a deeper perspective and understanding of the connection between the old classical art and the modern dynamic style, at the same time the deeper meaning of the artwork itself. Works such as this prove Jigger Cruz’s skill in expressing important messages meant to reflect the contemporary world.

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) The Dance Seemed To Be Going On The Right Down Deep On Its Flesh
        Dec. 04, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) The Dance Seemed To Be Going On The Right Down Deep On Its Flesh

        Est: ₱600,000 - ₱780,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) The Dance Seemed To Be Going On The Right Down Deep On Its Flesh signed and dated 2012 (lower left) oil on canvas 18" x 12" (46 cm x 30 cm) Accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist confirming the authenticity of this lot The works of Jigger Cruz often feature a menagerie of colors heaved onto the canvas. Cruz applies this technique until the paint becomes dimensional and palpable, allowing his works to exist not only as a flat surface, but also as an object that takes on various sculptural properties. This work seemingly invites the viewer to not only view, but to engage with its intricately layered treatment. Its webbed and jagged paints desperately latch onto the frame until a predominantly cerulean landscape latches the viewer in. Drippings of a vivid color cry over a blank surface as the textures jump out of the painting as shapes, ready to take on whole forms. But there is peace amidst the destruction and a sense of unity born out of utter chaos in its horizontal patterns. A graduate of Far Eastern University, unlike his peers, Cruz did not see painting as a full-time profession from the get-go. It wasn’t until 2011, when he met the acclaimed artist Manuel Ocampo and took up an apprenticeship offer under the renowned NeoExpressionist master, that Cruz decided to take up painting full-time in order to pursue his interests and passion. Since then, Cruz has mounted numerous solo and group shows at renowned institutions such as Tala Gallery, Blanc Art Space, and Ayala Museum. Cruz’s unique and singular contemporary style has also rocketed him to international acclaim. Cruz’s works were exhibited in cities such as Singapore, Switzerland, and New York. Cruz was also part of the groundbreaking group exhibit entitled WASAK! Filipino Art Today.

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Taking Me To Itself
        Dec. 04, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Taking Me To Itself

        Est: ₱500,000 - ₱650,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Taking Me To Itself signed and dated 2015 (lower right) acrylic on handmade paper with frame: 65 1/4" x 53 1/4" (166 cm x 135 cm PROPERTY FROM THE MARIO AND MIMI QUE COLLECTION Acquired directly from the artist Jigger Cruz explored the concept of healing, laying a furor of line and color. Known for his works of abstract compositions centering on defiance and defacements, the artist draws on his own experiences, rising out of the fugue of being physically trapped by his own psyche by transcending physical borders to overcome mental states. Orange and blue streaks the painting’s surface spewed with a yellow lined with red, orange, and green - the colors of heat, life, and healing. Cruz’s paintings are an investigation of the materiality of painting. At the same time, their subject matter - ranging from the burden of history to religion - addresses social and political concerns in the contemporary Philippines. It is Cruz’s ability to extract the universal from the personal that makes Talking Me to Itself stand out. Once again, he places himself as one of the Philippines’ leading abstract expressionists whose canvases are imbued with a mystical power startling and incandescent in their vision, juxtaposition, and revelation.

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Thoughts of Rotten Grays
        Oct. 16, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Thoughts of Rotten Grays

        Est: ₱500,000 - ₱650,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Thoughts of Rotten Grays signed and dated 2010 (lower right) oil on canvas without frame: 36” x 18” (91 cm x 46 cm) with frame: 7” x 42” x 24” (18 cm x 107 cm x 61 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled
        Jul. 16, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled

        Est: ₱200,000 - ₱260,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Untitled signed and dated 2013 (bottom) mixed media on paper 16” x 12” (41 cm x 30 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz and Pow Martinez (b. 1984) (b. 1983) - Subdivision Refinement Series 6
        Jul. 16, 2021

        Jigger Cruz and Pow Martinez (b. 1984) (b. 1983) - Subdivision Refinement Series 6

        Est: ₱85,000 - ₱110,500

        Jigger Cruz and Pow Martinez(b. 1984) (b. 1983) Subdivision Refinement Series 6 signed and dated 2015 (lower left) mixed media on paper 21 1/2” x 18 1/2” (55 cm x 47 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz Pow Martinez (b. 1984) (b. 1983) - Subdivision Refinement Series 8
        Jul. 16, 2021

        Jigger Cruz Pow Martinez (b. 1984) (b. 1983) - Subdivision Refinement Series 8

        Est: ₱50,000 - ₱65,000

        Jigger Cruz Pow Martinez(b. 1984) (b. 1983) Subdivision Refinement Series 8 signed and dated 2015 (lower left) mixed media on paper 15 1/2” x 12 1/3” (39 cm x 31 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 05, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱200,000 - ₱260,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Impediments Outside My Shelter signed and dated 2003 (lower right) oil on canvas 36” x 36” (91 cm x 91 cm) Provenance: Private collection, Manila Before venturing into his trademark style of vandalizing images reconstructed from the paintings of old masters using globs of pigment squeezed directly from the tube, this piece was among the earliest works by Jigger Cruz at a time when the artist was still exploring his distinct artistry and style. It is also important to note that Cruz is color blind, and this is especially discernible in this particular piece His employment of a monochromatic palette is evident in his use of brown hues and its complementary shades. Despite this, Cruz’s use of color is still commendable because of his well-balanced and congruous application in the composition. In the monograph Jigger Cruz, Canadian artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay writes: “As Cruz paints over existing surfaces charged with meaning, he leaves room for interpretation, for doubt, for the very equivocacy of the paint that lies splattered on the studio floor. Here is a captivating ambiguity as to whether his interventions bring us closer to the truth of the painting upon which he is acting, or if they take us even further away, creating an impenetrable barrier not only to the initial composition, but to the emotional potential it holds.”

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 05, 2021

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱200,000 - ₱260,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Untitled signed and dated 2012 (upper left) oil on canvas painting: 11 1/2” x 8 1/2” (29 cm x 22 cm) with frame: 17 1/2” x 14 1/2” (44 cm x 37 cm) PROPERTY FROM A VERY DISTINGUISHED COUPLE   Visual artist Jigger Cruz is often considered one of the most important Filipino artists in the scene today. A graduate of Far Eastern University, unlike his peers, Cruz did not see painting as a full-time profession from the get-go. It wasn’t until 2011, when he met the acclaimed artist Manuel Ocampo and took up an apprenticeship offer under the renowned Neo-Expressionist master, that Cruz decided to take up painting full-time in order to pursue his interests and passion. Since then, Cruz has mounted numerous solo and group shows at renowned institutions such as Tala Gallery, Blanc Art Space, and Ayala Museum. Cruz’s unique and singular contemporary style has also rocketed him to international acclaim. Cruz’s works were exhibited in cities such as Singapore, Switzerland, and New York. Cruz was also part of the groundbreaking group exhibit entitled WASAK! Filipino Art Today. The work is expectedly mind-boggling: a menagerie of colors heaved onto the canvas until the paint becomes dimensional and palpable, much like creatures unnervingly stalking its prey in the dead of night, creeping out of the surface and into the realm of the real. It aches for you to empathize: webbed and jagged paints desperately latch onto the frame until a predominantly technicolor landscape latches the viewer in. Drippings of a vivid color cry over a blank surface as the textures jump out of the painting as shapes, ready to take on whole forms. But there is peace amidst the destruction garibayand a sense of unity born out of utter chaos in its horizontal patterns

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled
        Nov. 28, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled

        Est: ₱2,000,000 - ₱2,600,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Untitled signed and dated 2018 (lower right) oil on canvas Accompanied by a certificate issued by Primo Marella Gallery, Italy confirming the authenticity of this lot Estimate USD : $40000-$52000 Estimate Euros : €33333.33-€43333.33

        Leon Gallery
      • Lot 51 is fused with lot 50 and sold as a single lot
        Sep. 19, 2020

        Lot 51 is fused with lot 50 and sold as a single lot

        Est: -

        Lot 51 is fused with lot 50 and sold as a single lot Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Abstract II signed and dated 2015 (bottom) each mixed media

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Abstract I and Abstract II (Diptych)
        Sep. 19, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Abstract I and Abstract II (Diptych)

        Est: ₱600,000 - ₱7,800,000

        Lot 50 is fused with Lot 51 and sold as a single lot Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Abstract I and Abstract II (diptych) signed and dated 2015 (bottom) each mixed media Most of Jigger Cruz’s body of work exists within a state of dialectical tension. On one hand, it is easy to see his pieces as pure and unfiltered abstraction, born out of the anarchic disorder of the mind. But, on the other hand, a critical and careful eye reveals a sense of harmony, place, and framing often attributed to classical and academic techniques and treatments. It is this struggle between abstraction and representation that makes Cruz’s art engaging. It consistently reveals different aspects of itself with each viewing. Each aspect of his work is imbued with meticulous detail, but Jigger Cruz has perfectly encapsulated within his works an eternal duel of the fates. A graduate of the Far Eastern University’s Fine Arts program and the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s Design program, he was a finalist of the Metrobank Art and Design Competition in 2003 and the Philip Morris Philippine Art Award in 2006. Cruz has since landed landmark exhibits both here and abroad, such as his Watching the Wheels exhibit at the Ayala Museum in 2010, Glitch Habitation at Primae Noctis Gallery in Switzerland, and SUBTRACTION PARADISE Art Stage Singapore. Cruz was also part of the groundbreaking WASAK! Filipino Art Today group exhibition in Berlin. Estimate in USD $60000-$78000

        Leon Gallery
      • JIGGER CRUZ | Kiosky
        Jul. 09, 2020

        JIGGER CRUZ | Kiosky

        Est: $60,000 - $90,000

        Oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Sunflower with Beer and Peanuts
        Jun. 20, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Sunflower with Beer and Peanuts

        Est: ₱600,000 - ₱780,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Sunflower with Beer and Peanuts signed and dated 2019 (lower right) oil on paper 60” x 48” (152 cm x 122 cm) Estimate USD $12000-$15600 Estimate Euros €10000-€13000

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Abstract
        May. 30, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) - Abstract

        Est: ₱150,000 - ₱195,000

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984) Abstract signed and dated 2015 (lower right) oil on board 21” x 14” (53 cm x 36 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Mar. 14, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱850,000 - ₱900,000

        Embrace of Dunchampian IV

        Salcedo Auctions
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Mar. 14, 2020

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱1,200,000 - ₱1,400,000

        Desire and sacred

        Salcedo Auctions
      • Jigger Cruz, (b. 1984), Untitled, signed and dated 2011 (lower left), mixed media
        Feb. 22, 2020

        Jigger Cruz, (b. 1984), Untitled, signed and dated 2011 (lower left), mixed media

        Est: ₱800,000 - ₱1,040,000

        Jigger Cruz, (b. 1984), Untitled, signed and dated 2011 (lower left), mixed media 31” x 24” (78 cm x 60 cm),

        Leon Gallery
      • JIGGER CRUZ, Gone Atray, To Hell With The Past
        Oct. 19, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ, Gone Atray, To Hell With The Past

        Est: ₱1,500,000 - ₱2,500,000

        2019, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 48.5 in (153.6 x 123 cm)

        Finale Auctions
      • JIGGER CRUZ Untitled signed and dated 2016 (lower right) oil on canvas 17 1
        Oct. 19, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ Untitled signed and dated 2016 (lower right) oil on canvas 17 1

        Est: ₱120,000 - ₱156,000

        JIGGER CRUZ Untitled signed and dated 2016 (lower right) oil on canvas 17 1/2” x 14 1/2” (44 cm x 37 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled 
        Oct. 06, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled 

        Est: $70,000 - $90,000

        Acrylic on canvas 

        Sotheby's
      • JIGGER CRUZ (B. 1984)
        Sep. 21, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ (B. 1984)

        Est: ₱1,600,000 - ₱1,800,000

        Metaphorical Suffocation

        Salcedo Auctions
      • JIGGER CRUZ (B. 1984)
        Sep. 21, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ (B. 1984)

        Est: ₱160,000 - ₱180,000

        Untitled (Ephemera)

        Salcedo Auctions
      • Jigger Cruz , (b.1984), Trippin with a Sleepy Silvery Rainbow above Me and You
        Jun. 22, 2019

        Jigger Cruz , (b.1984), Trippin with a Sleepy Silvery Rainbow above Me and You

        Est: ₱1,400,000 - ₱1,820,000

        Jigger Cruz , (b.1984), Trippin with a Sleepy Silvery Rainbow above Me and You, 2016, oil on canvas , 60” x 80” (152 cm x 203 cm), , This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by ARNDT confirming the authenticity of this lot

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 01, 2019

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱2,400,000 - ₱2,800,000

        Impastoed paint build upon each other, layering thickly into a cohesive visuality, an unfiltered expression of the artist. Breaking away from the need for analysis the diptych is a product of the artist's robust, and chronotically rich gestural style. With their genesis engendered by nothing more than the instinct of habit, their presence leads to a postconversation on the boundaries of art itself, and its relation to the continuation of automatism in the developing world. Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collection Acquired by the present owner from Albertz Benda, New York, USA

        Salcedo Auctions
      • Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)
        Jun. 01, 2019

        Jigger Cruz (b. 1984)

        Est: ₱800,000 - ₱1,200,000

        Intertwining the art forms of painting and sculpture, and imbuing with his personal, inimitable iconoclastic style, Jigger Cruz challenges viewers to be absorbed into a spectacle. The work is described by the artist as the dialogue between the past and the present, and the cloaking intellectual quandary that results from society's absence of direction. Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collection Literature: Art Berlin, 2014 Exhibition: Jigger Cruz, Arndt Gallery, abc Art Fair, Berlin, September 2014

        Salcedo Auctions
      • Jigger Cruz, Untitled, 2019
        May. 18, 2019

        Jigger Cruz, Untitled, 2019

        Est: ₱1,000,000 - ₱2,000,000

        oil on canvas, 54.5 x 42.5 in (138.4 x 108 cm)

        Finale Auctions
      • JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled
        Apr. 01, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled

        Est: $70,000 - $90,000

        Oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • JIGGER CRUZ | Counterbalance
        Apr. 01, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ | Counterbalance

        Est: $140,000 - $240,000

        Oil on canvas in artist's frame

        Sotheby's
      • JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled 
        Apr. 01, 2019

        JIGGER CRUZ | Untitled 

        Est: $80,000 - $150,000

        Mixed media on canvas, in 2 parts

        Sotheby's
      • Jigger Cruz Untitled
        Jan. 19, 2019

        Jigger Cruz Untitled

        Est: ₱180,000 - ₱234,000

        Jigger Cruz Untitled oil on canvas 17” x 15” (43 cm x 38 cm) signed and dated 2009 (upper left) This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Stephen L. Taneo confirming the authenticity of this lot

        Leon Gallery
      • Jigger Cruz (b.1984) Untitled
        Dec. 02, 2017

        Jigger Cruz (b.1984) Untitled

        Est: ₱80,000 - ₱104,000

        Jigger Cruz (b.1984) Untitled signed and dated 2015 (lower right) oil on paper 21” x 15” (53 cm x 38 cm)

        Leon Gallery
      • JIGGER CRUZ (PHILIPPINES, B. 1984) - UNTITLED
        May. 28, 2017

        JIGGER CRUZ (PHILIPPINES, B. 1984) - UNTITLED

        Est: $150,000 - $200,000

        JIGGER CRUZ (PHILIPPINES, B. 1984) UNTITLED oil on canvas 121.5 x 92 cm. (47 7/8 x 36 1/4 in.)

        Christie's
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