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signed Orley Ypon and dated 20 (lower left); signed Orley Ypon and dated 20 (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
48 by 96 in.
121.9 by 243.8 cm.
Executed in 2020.
This work is in excellent condition overall. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed without glazing.
Framed dimensions: 59 by 107¼ in. (149.9 by 272.4 cm.)
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From the artist, with Art Renewal Center
Orley Ypon was born in Toledo, Cebu, Philippines in 1973. A constant finalist in painting exhibitions in Visayas and Metro Manila, Orley gained attention when he won the First Prize in the Art Association of the Philippines’ National On-The-Spot Painting Competition in 2001. In the same year, Orley made his mark at the Art Petron National Painting Competition, winning the Grand Prize in 2001 for “Ober-Ober”. He won the Grand Prize in the same competition for the second time in 2004 for “Pamaling”, earning him the honor of being the first Hall-of-Famer in the history of the Art Petron Painting Competitions. In 2008, Orley won the 2nd Prize in the GSIS Painting Competition for his piece, “Ahon”, considered by peers and critics to be a breakthrough creation for its adherence to traditional technique but showing depth and variety in the artists’ choice of subject and composition. Other achievements are, winning the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine’s International Painting Competition in the People and Figures Division for 2009, Honorable Mention in the latest Members Only Competition of the Portrait Society of America and the Grand Prize in the Amorsolo National Painting Competition. He was also given the Ani Ng Dangal award in 2011, an honor given by the National Commission of Culture and Arts of the Philippines among other awards and honors.
Notable in Orley’s art career is also his participation in the Art Renewal Center’s International Salons. In his first year of entering the competition in 2011/2012, he was awarded 1st place in the Figurative Category for his piece, “Resurrection.” In the 2012/2013 ARC competition, “Interregnum” won Best In Show, placing him in the same category with some of the genre’s most highly-regarded artists. He also won third pace in the 2017/ 2018 competition, winning Third Place for “Adam’s Rib I”, and in the most recent competition, the 15th ARC Salon, he won most ambitious work for his painting of “Rave Party” which is also featured on the inside cover of “International Realism” the ARC Salon’s publication for the competition. His participation and achievement in the Art Renewal Center’s competitions have also earned Orley a spot in the organization’s list of ARC Living Masters. He has exhibited at many venues throughout the Philippines and abroad. His current creations manifest the artist developing his objectives into themes that convey social issues, the human condition, and further expanding into new dimensions of his art.