The painted scene, in the form of a pictorial window is a familiar one. A family peers out an open wooden window into a street scene filled with the rabble of Manila's urban inner cities. The father, almost naked save for his underwear and a shirt slung casually over his shoulder hollers into the crowd, who barely notices him amidst the din of rowdy boys and men playing street basketball. His wife with a child in her arm, reaches out to tap her husband's back – for assurance or for criticism – we do not know. But the artist portrays what it is: an ordinary day in the life of the dwellers of the city. This work, like so many of the artist's work in the 1990's is a visual commentary on the texture and tempo of existence in the slums and streets of Manila.
Oil on Canvas
170 x 122 (66 x 48”)