Roberto Chabet (1937-2013)
signed and dated 1967(lower right)
pen and ink on paper
8 1/2” x 8 1/2” (22 cm x 22 cm)
ACC Grantee 1968;
The works of Roberto Chabet have always possessed an ‘outside the box’ type of ideology. Having formally studied architecture, Chabet has come to be known as the pioneer of ‘conceptual art’ in the Philippines.
Playing on the concept of ‘art as idea,’ Chabet’s works are products of the process of unraveling the fixed notions of art and meaning. His drawings, collages, sculptures, and installations are highly allegorical, and serve as his criticism to concepts of modernity.