Celebrated visual artist Raul Lebajo utilizes colors like Matisse and paints dreamlike, surreal forms and images—mostly of nature—in his five-decade career. Esteemed critic Alice Guillermo describes his works as “a subtle commentary of man and his environment that is surprisingly achieved through the incongruous juxtaposition of natural forms and familiar objects.” He is not only known as a pioneer of environmental surrealism, but also for his playful renditions of everyday things. Lebajo, like Galo Ocampo and H.R. Ocampo, championed a distinct Filipino brand of surrealism, paving the way for the next generation of artists such as Onib Olmedo. His works are featured in important collections abroad.