Lives and Works: Cebu City
Ronyel Compra is a visual artist based in Cebu City. In 2008, he earned his college degree from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas-Cebu under the Fine Arts program, majored in Painting. Since graduating, the artist has been creating his distinct style and material experimentation exhibited his works from Cebu city to the nation’s capital, having set-up shows in Cebu’s 856 G Gallery, and other cites of the Philippines including the nation’s capital. He collaborated with a group of artists from different parts of the Philippines. The latest was the Talaandig tribe artists who are known for using soil as the main ingredient of their paintings.
During the 2017 Georgetown Art Festival in Penang, Malaysia he collaborated with artists from Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Compra creates his works mainly on various techniques within the production, the process involves different procedures that were mimicked from local craft and child play gestures. He Experimented with industrial materials and indigenous elements such as bones, twigs, bamboos and found objects. The appearance of each work varies depending on the materials used.
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