Roberto Feleo

b. 1954, Manila, Philippines
Lives and works in Manila, Philippines

Contemporary Filipino artist Roberto Feleo notably represents folk narratives in his art. His artistic practice has spanned four decades and is shaped by his engagement with the myths of the Bagobos, the Bukidnon, and the pinteng legend of the Ifugaos. He has explored unconventional materials and precolonial forms such as the pinalakpak (a medium of sawdust and emulsion traditionally used by carpenters), tau-tao (a term for his three-dimensional representation of humans and characters from folk narratives) and the viriñas (bell jars from the Spanish colonial period used as glass casements for saints and objects of curiosity) in his representations of myths and legends.

Biography information from https://www.journals.upd.edu.ph, July 2022

Country: Philippines
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