Raul Isidro mounts nature-inspired abstractions in Ayala Museum exhibit

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Artist Raul Isidro showcases his paintings in a nature-inspired exhibit at the Ayala Museum in Makati City. Photo by Vince Christian C. Imperio

MULTI-AWARDED artist Raul Isidro transforms landscapes into abstracted forms in a nature-inspired exhibit at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.

Isidro said the exhibit, which opened last July 26, featured works that employed a “minimalist, meditative approach.”

“My inspiration is our country, more specifically the landscapes of a developing province like mine in Samar,” Isidro told the Varsitarian.

Isidro, an alumnus of the old UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts, said he chose to paint his “own interpretation” of landscapes unlike those of his usual subjects such as the acacia and coconut tree.

“Red Rocks of Superman” shows falling reddish blue asteroid-like rocks on a black background.

In “Yellow Flora,” an array of yellow flowers are depicted in vibrant hues.
“Bloom” depicts flowers in red, orange, yellow and black colors.

Isidro has won several awards including the Ten Outstanding Men of the Philippines plum in 1979, the Outstanding Thomasian in 2006, and the Outstanding Samareño in 2011. He won a cultural grant from the Australian government in 1981.

“Landscapes” runs until Aug. 3.

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