Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rommel Sampana and His Half Remembered Dream


Familiarity with Rommel "Yao" Sampana's body of work holds the key to understanding his first solo exhibit titled Half Remembered Dream, running from June 19 to July 19 at Galerie Artes in Katipunan.

   Sampana is a young promising visual artist from Bulacan known for his dream-like and imaginative paintings between mystical creatures, pop culture icons or magnificent worlds of imagination. He studied Fine Arts major in Advertising at the Bulacan State University before becoming a full-pledged artist several years ago… and I'm glad he did.

   In his upcoming exhibit, Sampana will share his captured fragments of dreams that he transformed to masterpieces. I love his creations, and I find them both contemporary and old-fashioned. Combining portraits and figurative realism with surreal texture, dripping and splatter pigments, Sampana will surely wake exhibit viewers up in this Half Remembered Dream art experience.

   See much more of his work on Flickr.

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