Monday, October 29, 2012

Abstract artist Raul Isidro’s “Gilded Landscapes” at Ayala Museum dazzles

By Nancy T. Lu

The glitter of gold dazzles especially with its price in the world
market spiraling to dizzying heights. So does Raul G. Isidro’s one-man
show “Gilded Landscapes” at the Ayala Museum’s Artist Space Gallery
but more for reason of creative brilliance and sophistication. The
shining exhibit opened on Saturday, Oct. 27, and will run until
November 11.

Isidro makes his opulent art statement in acrylic and with gold leaf . He began to experiment with gold leaf back in the 1980s.

The gold sheen dominating each work on display virtually turns the
round or square surface into a vanity mirror for every viewer. Colors
or even lines introduced subtly here and there lend themselves to the
elegance and refinement of Isidro’s abstract art.

The exhibit opening saw a big turnout of artists, including Pandy
Aviado, Tiny Nuyda and Edgar Doctor. Nunelucio Alvarado made a special
trip from Bacolod City and Anna India Dela Cruz-Legaspi came all the way from Kalibo, Aklan.

Isidro, a graduate of University of Santo Tomas, was president of the
Philippine Association of Printmakers from 2001 to 2008. He was a Ten
Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) awardee in 1979.

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