BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Negrense visual artist Rommel Clavecillas is currently holding his 8th solo art exhibition at the showroom of the Association of Negros Producers at South Capitol Road (beside the Commission on Audit building) in Bacolod City.
The show titled “Reminiscene” runs from April 2 to 31 and is part of his Space Art Series featuring his rustic impasto miniatures culled directly from both memory and daily observations.
It also shows renderings of a now rapidly vanishing vision of the countryside, scenery and heritage captured in oils and acrylic.
Clavecillas has been a member of the Art Association of Negros (AAB) since 1989 and has been active in the local art scene for more than three decades.
His works had been exhibited numerous times in Bacolod and had been on four occasions displayed in California, where his parents and siblings currently reside.
Never bound to one specific genre, Clavecillas over time made efforts to delve and explore the creation of 3 dimensional and even optical art, refining and adding his own signature energy until his process bears fruit, resulting in his innovative 3D portraits.
A product of his own personal childhood experiences and influenced by his rural environment, Clavecillas’ remarkable portrayal of Negros Island’s lush farmlands is a testament to his enduring love for home.
His works serve as a deep meditative balm, an expression of colorful painterly stillness at a time of tense international upheaval and geopolitical uncertainty.*