Allain Hablo’s 12th solo show, entitled: “The Guided Pursuit” opened at Galerie Roberto. The show will run until March 5, 2021.
Hablo’s The Guided Pursuit is a visual meditation on man’s journey on earth – Cid Reyes
The ancient Greeks and Romans deliberately corroded copper to make a pigment called verdigris, which means “green from Greece.”
He first broke into the art scene in 1991 as a finalist at the Shell National Student Arts Competition. He steadily earned a name for himself by taking part in and winning several major art competitions, among which were the Juror’s Choice award in the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) Open Art Competition Mixed Media Category in 1993, Third Prize in the Metrobank Young Painters Annual Art Competition Oil on Canvas Category in 2000, and Second Prize in the AAP Open Art Competition Sculpture Category in 2004.
Allain was a Philippine Art Awards (PAA) national finalist in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006. He was also the PAA Juror’s Choice awardee in 2005. His first solo exhibition was in Vermont U.S.A in 2001, where he received the Freeman Fellowship Award for Asian Artist given by Vermont Studio Center.
Although winning art prizes for his figurative paintings, Hablo is an abstractionist at heart. In his solo and group exhibitions in Manila, Iloilo, Cebu, and Bacolod, he has been consistently creating non-objective paintings that are skillfully restrained manipulations of textures and often monochromatic colors.
Galerie Roberto is located at Unit 4, Molito Lifestyle Extension Bldg., Madrigal Ave. corner Commerce Ave., Brgy. Ayala, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
*Text and photos were lifted from Galerie Roberto’s Facebook page and from Allain Hablo’s Facebook and Instagram posts.