Dominic Rubio

Paete, Laguna 1970

He studied Fine Arts in University of Santo Tomas. He worked as artist in a multi-national advertising agency and in an upscale resort in Davao del Sur, after which he traveled around Mindanao to learn about life among the Mandaya, T’boli, B’laan and Badjao communities. He exhibits at the Ad Infinitum and the Galerie Joaquin galleries. He paints Philippine nostalgia genre scenes, women, and mother and child subjects, transforming them into delightfully decorative toothpick-necked figures clothed in native and mestizo costumes.