Rene Robles (Nude Series)
This ‘Nude Composition Series’ features patterns of rhythms and forms in abstractions that develop formal relationships of colour and light. Robles plays with movement and colour, creating optical illusions in his paintings. With white, gray, black and blues, Robles finds endless inspiration for the changing relationships, juxtapositions of forms and lights.
It is sheer delight to follow the evolution of thinking that Robles guides through as he develops this experience of a tour de force, revealing the virtuoso ability of a skilled and ever curious, ever experimental performer.
Born Ireneo San Agustian Robles, Jr in Lucerna City, Philippines in 1950. Robles is a practising artist since 1970. He currently lives and works In the Philippines.
A graduate of the University of Santo Thomas College of Architecture & Fine Arts (Rector’s Scholar, 1976). He further his art studies at the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts (1990) & Art Students League, New York (1989). Received study grants/study tours to visit museums in France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.
Robles is an Internationally exhibited artist with over 70 solo exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia. A multi-awarded artist, he has released numerous books on his Assertionism art. Assertionism is an art style founded by Robles in New Jersey, USA in 1986. The underlying principle is that “art which has power asserts, transforms, and transcends.”
Selected Museums and Public Collections
University of Santo Thomas Museum, Philippines
Ateneo University Art Gallery
Central Bank of Philippines
Luna Museum Hotel, Vigan City Philippines
Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines
GSIS Museum, Philippines
Philip Luhlier Museum Philippines
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Reviews & Media
Art of Metaphysical Stillness – Inquirer
Capturing the Nude by Lisa Ito
The Transformation of The Commonplace
Private As Thought
Reconfiguring Domestic Space
Art In Everyday Objects
No Object Too Trivial to Make a Point with Art
Asian Art News Review by Alice Guillermo
Beauty In The Ordinary