Gallery: Fundacion Sansó Private Collector’s Exhibit

On February 24, Fundacion Sansó will be launching the exhibit “Sansó: Prized and Personal.” This major exhibit, a first of a series of “Prized and Personal” shows, opens the year for Fundacion Sansó, this time focusing solely on the private collections of Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee Juvenal Sansó’s works. 

The “Sansó: Prized and Personal” series of exhibits are selections from the private collections of Maestro Sansó’s most avid collectors. These exhibitions are meant to give us insight on the aspects of Juvenal Sansó’s art and how these aspects resonate with the individuals and families who have made it their personal mission to create a comprehensive Sansó collection. Here, we get to understand why Sansó’s works are prized by these collectors, and what personally moves them to collect his art. 

“Blue Bouquet” by Juvenal Sansó, Acrylic on Paper, circa 1950’s, Jack Teotico Collection

This series of exhibits will run on different dates throughout 2022 and will culminate in the publication of a book of the same title in 2023, published by Fundacion Sansó. This hardbound coffee table book will be different from the other institutional titles of the museum as it will focus on the subjective and personal voices of the collectors, instead of the authoritative voice that is usually seen in art publications. The book will also be a case study on the various motivations of art collectors in response to the growing Filipino art scene. 

The private collection featured in this very first “Sansó: Prized and Personal exhibit” is that of Fundacion Sansó chairman Jack Teotico, who, along with other friends of the artist, founded Fundacion Sansó in 2014 with the artist to establish his artistic legacy and support his advocacies. 

Composed of 36 works, mostly on paper, in different mediums spanning the various eras of Maestro Sansó’s art career, from the Black Period, Floating Bouquet, and drybrush barong-barong creations, to the highly popular Brittany and En Vase series, this first “Prized and Personal” show is a celebration not just of Sansó’s art, but also of Teotico’s and Sansó’s long-running friendship, which dates to the 1980s.

“Immersed in Joy” by Juvenal Sansó, circa 1990’s, Acrylic on Paper, Jack Teotico Collection

In this exhibit, Teotico shares what sets Sansó’s art apart from other works. “One of the things that I learned in collecting is to discern an artwork not by thinking it is good or bad, but by measuring the emotional impact of that artwork on the viewer,” Teotico says. “There is an emotional impact in every painting by Sansó. Each of them will have a nuance or something about it that will make you happy, sad; disturbed, or relaxed. But emotionally, it will hit you. And emotional impact is very important in collecting.”

“Parañaque Shade of Trees” by Juvenal Sansó, 1962, Drybrush, Jack Teotico Collection

Watch the “Sansó: Prized and Personal” online launch on February 24, 2022, at 2:00pm via FB Live on the Fundacion Sansó Facebook page. The physical launch will be on March 12, 2022 at 3:00pm at Fundacion Sansó, 32 V. Cruz, San Juan City. “Sansó: Prized and Personal” can be viewed online, and the physical exhibit at Fundacion Sansó will run until April 30, 2022.  

“Uplifting Sardana” by Juvenal Sansó, 1982, Acrylic on Paper, Jack Teotico Collection


For more information, contact Fundacion Sansó at fundacionsanso@gmail.com, or follow them on Facebook @FUNDACIONSANS0 and @fundacion_sanso on Instagram. Visit Fundacion Sansó at 32 V. Cruz, San Juan City, museum hours 10am-3pm Monday to Friday, closed on weekends and holidays.

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