Ferdinand Montemayor gained critical notice for his series of paintings on cityscapes in the 1990s. By the end of 2010, the artist shifted his work towards a series of action paintings of competitive games. This large triptych, Panalo!, is a highlight of that series and depicts the movements and progression of a triathlon. With a conservative palette of blacks and white paint, Montemayor nevertheless conveys the intensity and excitement of three sports events by an intense brushwork technique that allows paint to splatter and swirl in suggestion of swimming, biking and running. His figures - rendered in black - recede into the forms of action of each sport, amplified further by the mass of white paint that surrounds each image like a frenzied aura.
Acrylic on Canvas
106 x 366 cm (42 x 144”) - Triptych