Romulo Olazo

Balayan, Philippines 1934

He studied fine arts in the University of Santo Tomas. He is best known for his “Diaphanous” series, a unique body of prints and abstract paintings that sensitively reveal overlapping layers of soft light and shadow. In 1972, he received the CCP Thirteen Artists Award. He has held over 35 solo exhibitions, notably at the Luz Gallery, the Finale Art File and the Ayala Museum. He represented the Philippines in prestigious exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo and Sao Paolo. He was awarded the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan by the City of Manila in 1980. He is included in the book Thirteen Painters for the 21st Century edited by Ana Labrador. He held a forty-year retrospective exhibition at the Ayala Museum in 2009.