AS PART of ManilART 2015, Galerie Francesca will mount “Homage 2,” featuring new paintings by Roel Obemio.
Obemio continues his interpreations of famous artistic works in his trademark volumic figurations reminiscent of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Volume is a device Obemio uses to lend weight and gravitas to the reality of his vision. But Obemio’s secondary use of this artistic device is to tinge his works with nostalgia.
But Obemio tries to grasp the spirit of the artist. For instance, he does not merely render a large Tahitian girl in his homage to Paul Gauguin’s “The Girl with a Fan,” but he understands the nuances of Gauguin’s brand of Primitivism, working with tropical colors and swaths of hues in this depiction. Meanwhile, he renders Vermeer’s famous “Milkmaid” in the artist’s trademark realism, punctuated by a sensitivity of light and shadow.
“Homage 2” will be on display at Booth A10 of ManilART 2015 Oct. 8-11 at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura,Taguig City.
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