‘Beyond the Yonder’


    NATURE has been a vehicle of artists throughout the ages to express themselves and has become the impetus of Abe Orobia and Rowin Obrero’s works for “Beyond the Yonder”.

    The landscape genre investigates a painting’s ability to record the authenticity of the real world and to communicate the artist’s experiences in nature.

     Yet, there is more to the artworks then simply firsthand interpretation. These are emotions, feelings, concepts that both artists delve upon to create their oeuvre. The works are influenced by the beauty and power of nature, and paradoxically, its evanescence.

    The paintings for “Beyond the Yonder” may initially appear to be solely the result of direct observation; however, they are actually complex combinations of diverse elements such as nostalgia, isolation, and spirituality, reinforced by strong recollections of specific emotions while observing these magnificent scenes.

    Abe Orobia and Rowin Obrero believe, through the means of this exhibition, that it is possible to point out the importance of environmental soundness – through speaking to emotion and passion for nature. Both artists believe that admiration for nature is inherent in all humans, and it is essential to re-gain greater awareness of the planet, understand it better, and take better stewardship of it.

    Abe Orobia attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

    Orobia has been an instructor and lecturer for the Advertising and Painting Department at his alma mater, and currently, at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. Rowin Obrero is a self-taught, full-time artist based in Zamboanga del Sur, Pagadian City who obtained a BS Education Degree from the Southern Mindanao Colleges.

    Obrero is currently the national consultant for the Philippine chapters of Hawaii-founded group Garden of Arts, with chapters in Isabela, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Dumaguete City, Iligan City and different parts of Zamboanga Del Sur, holding workshops on sketching and painting for aspiring young artists.

    “Beyond the Yonder”, a two-man landscape exhibition by Abe Orobia and Rowin Obrero, will run until December 20, 2020 at Galerie Joaquin U.P. Town Center located at 2/F Phase 2 U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.