Kariton ni Tomas, 2016

Kariton ni Tomas, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 

Opening Bid: Php  27,000 


The painting depicts a stark contrast between the rich and the poor in a modern city. The boy and his sister are ragpickers, who collect and sell waste materials for a living. The cart is not only their source of income but may also be their shelter and their bed. The background shows a towering skyscraper, a symbol of the economic growth and development that has left behind the poor and marginalized. It is also a reminder of the inequality and injustice that pervades Filipino society. 

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