Rene Robles – The Transformation Of The Commonplace

Rene Robles
The Transformation Of The Commonplace

Date: March 14-27, 2015
Venue: Bugis Junction, Basement 1 (Next to Tori-Q Yakitori) Sat, 12-6pm. Sun by appointment only
Tel: 96413235

Esteemed as a senior and major Filipino artist, who has proven, through several decades of active and prolific art making, producing works ranging from portraiture, still lifes, nudes, landscapes,murals, figuration and abstraction; Robles paintings often question the art & the role of the artist. Robles imagination & creativity stood out distinctly amongst the modernist painters of Philippines and is one of few Filipino artists who achieved success in Europe & America. His art style is called ‘Assertionism’ and he is the founder and proponent. Assertionism has its own iconography and belief systems. In a review in Asian Art News, art historian Alice G. Guillermo said : “He makes younger artists rediscover their subjects by assuming new angles and points of view where they shed their flatness and two-dimensIonality and become brilliant and prismatic” “In the highly competitive Philippine art scene, artists of remarkable talent abound and from each generation emerges a younger breed of exceptional abilities. Rising above the rubble, as it were, is Rene Robles, esteemed as a senior and major Filipino artist, who has proven, through several decades of active and prolific art-making, producing works ranging from portraiture, still lifes, nudes, landscapes, religious images, murals, figuration and abstraction, that talent forged in the smithy of passion, commitment and dedication, will endure and never be commonplace”. Cid Reyes – award winning art critic

Selected Museums and Public Collection
University of Santo Thomas Museum, Philippines
Ateneo University Art Gallery
Central Bank of Philippines
Philippine Embassy
Subic Bay Free Port, Philippines
GSIS Museum, Philippines
Aventis

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