Riel Hilario - Taxiing To Tarmac
Artist: Riel Hilario
Title: Taxiing to Tarmac
Medium: Carved Wood, Polychrome
Size: 7 x 12 x 7 inches
About the Artist:
Riel HilarioÕs sculptural oeuvre appropriates forms from traditional santo-making and transforming them into the contemporary by imbibing them both with first, the intent of making them into objects of aesthetic consideration and second, context appropriated from narratives of interest to him. HilarioÕs early education was with Makiling High School for the Arts followed by a Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines. His early works enabled him to garner several important grants and scholarships. Since 1996, Hilario has cultivated a practice in sculpture, painting, curating, and art writing, making him a well-rounded artist and curator.
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