ROEL OBEMIO'S AMORE
EVENT #: 52740
Before breaking into the art scene with his highly successful first solo exhibition in 2006, Roel Obemio worked as an animator in the now defunct studio of Hanna - Barbera. This inevitably affected his art, instilling in it a flair for narrative, a skill in composition, and mastery in evoking mood. Known for his rotund figures reminiscent of Fernando Botero’s, Obemio’s works resonate with Filipinos who enjoy his inspiring, humorous, witty, and romantic works. The works in Amore exhibit these qualities and presents them in different contexts. There are homages to Italian masters, and reinterpretations of classical literature’s great lovers, that are interspersed between works inspired from the artist’s own life, and those of his family and friends.