G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Raul Isidro (b. 1943)
signed and dated 1981 (lower right) acrylic on canvas 35 1/2" x 35 1/2" (90 cm x 90 cm)
Raul Isidro has exhibited his penchant for abstraction since the start of his career. Known for his clever interplay of lines and forms, Isidro has captivated audiences with his distinctive brand of non-figurative art. His inclinations to natural forms have shone thru in his works — infusing into his creations a very personal approach to expression.
Coming to Manila to study at the University of Santo Tomas for a degree in Fine Arts, Isidro imbibed the spirit of Modernism with mentors such as National Artist Victorio Edades and Angelito Antonio. His first solo show at Solidaridad Gallery in 1969 alerted critics to his unique ability to fuse technique with a naturalist sensibility, a sensibility seen in the likes of National Artist Jose Joya.