Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2018

March 3,2018 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Rodel Tapaya   (b.1980)

Ground Breaking
signed and dated 2014 (lower left)
acrylic on canvas
60” x 48” (152 cm x 122 cm)

PHP 500,000

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Award-winning Contemporary artist Rodel Tapaya has come to be known for his brilliant use
of allegory and folklore in his creations. Incorporating a clever mode of narration, Tapaya tells
these folktales fluently with his unique approach to Surrealism. Making use of cultural beliefs
and superstition, Tapaya concocts a hauntingly powerful aesthetic with very Filipino sensibilities.
Rodel Tapaya’s visual style has often hosted an array of mythical subjects. From folklore to
superstition, Tapaya has without a doubt, with great stylistic literacy, put on display a very Filipino
quality in his work — both blatantly and implicitly

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