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Homage to Philippine Artist Romeo Tabuena

By Alcides Fortes

The Nudo Gallery is proud to present a show of work by Romeo Tabuena, considered by many to be one of the great Asian-Mexican artists. Born in the Philippines in 1921, he studied painting at the University of the Philippines and came to San Miguel de Allende to study and embark on his artistic career. Here he became captivated by the works of muralists such as Tamayo and Siqueiros.

Art Opening
Work by Philippine Artist Romeo V. Tabuena
Sat, Sep 3, noon
Galería Nudo
Recreo 36

One of his most important works is the 1959 mural “Filipiniana,” commissioned by the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC. In 1962 he was sponsored by the Philippine government at the International Salon at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, in whose catalogue it says, “He has elevated even more the status of Philippine art in the world of contemporary art.”

In 1965 he took part in the Eighth São Paulo Biennial in Brazil as a representative of his native country. Romeo Tabuena died on October 15, 2015, in San Miguel.

The show, which is curated by Marco Barrera Bassols, will have a private opening on Wednesday, August 31, at 7pm. It will open to the general public on Saturday, September 3, at noon.


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