EVENT #: 42049
“Affinity” is the title of a tandem or two-man exhibition of artistic colleagues Roel Obemio and Omi Reyes, on view at the Solaire Resort and Casino. Unlike Picasso and Braque, however, the art of Obemio and Reyes, beyond personal friendship, might not easily be construed as having affinity with each other, certainly not when it’s based on their subject matter and working technique - affinity, being a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something. One might even consider their subject and style as opposites: the gentle humor and stylish execution of Obemio as contrasted to the sober and earnest labor of Reyes.'
Taking it from the words of Art Critic Cid Reyes, Roel & Omi's works are undoubtedly contrasting in nature. This exhibition, I liken to their usual conversations, differing opinions and yet, compatible in the ways of their humor and quirks. Their closeness, has then brought them trust in each other, and in turn enabled them to produce something distinctive as "AFFINITY".