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Dominic Rubio

(b.1970) Born in 1970, Dominic Rubio is a contemporary artist from the Philippines. He completed his studies at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts majoring on Commercial Arts. Upon graduation, he worked briefly as an artist in a large multi-national advertising agency in the country and later lived and worked in an upscale resort in the south of the archipelago as an in-house artist. He is a founding member of the Guevarra and Blumentritt Group of artists as well as the Paete Artist Group, named after his hometown Paete, a Lakeshore town famous for its woodcarving tradition. He draws inspirations from the rich indigenous culture of the Philippine tribes, the flora and fauna and the long colonial history of the country. Rubio is known for painting ethnic Filipinas in their roles as a child, a woman and a mother showing them in the context of an evolving sensibility as shown in the figures and faces from an earlier period at the turn of the century. Rubio has held several major exhibitions which includes 'Asia 1900s', Galerie Raphael, Taguig, Philippines (2008); 'Chinatown,' Galerie Raphael, Taguig, Philippines (2008); and 'Old Manila,' Galerie Joaquin, San Juan, Philippines (2007).

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