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