Painting is a discovery. “Every time you make a mark on canvas, all sorts of possibilities come up, and all sorts of problems to which you have to find the solutions…The tension of always trying to push yourself over the edge, of testing the limits of your imagination…”- Edwin Wilwayco
Painter Edwin Wilwayco has an illustrious career spanning several decades, with accolades and citations granted to him by both local and international award-giving bodies. His paintings are a lush and vivid homage to nature, rendered in oil on canvas. Largely inspired by Mondrian’s signature rectilinear style and bold use of color, Wilwayco found himself experimenting with realistic forms to come up with his own abstract imagery. He also acknowledges the influence of his American and British-educated mentors on his art, mixed with his personal meditative process. His palette holds hues that do not clash, but seem to translate themselves on canvas in a manner that is almost intuitive. This artist’s personal relationship with color seems to highlight this observation, as he describes it as the very air he breathes.