Raul Lebajo

Born: Tacloban, Philippines 1941



He studied Fine Arts at the University East. He held his first solo show at the Solidaridad Galleries in 1971. In the seventies he established himself as an abstract painter using found objects, composed in hard edge squares and circles. In the eighties, he started to fuse his abstract constructions with pop and surrealist themes using highly detailed figuration. His solo exhibits include “The Mind’s Eye” at large portraits implying environmental issues in 2003, and “Boso,” a series of vibrant drawings of objects with erotic insinuations in 2009, both of Galleria Duemila. His exhibit “Identity” held at the Crucible Gallery in 2008, consisted of surrealistic paintings that portrayed human beings imbued with characteristics of plants, animals and birds.