The One-Eyed Women Art Exhibit which is in celebration of the World AIDS Day on December 4 will be held from December 4 until December 18, 2021. The exhibit will be held at Met Live Mall Atrium,Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City.
The Artist – Virrco
Oftentimes, we hear a famous artist in the western world but rarely in the far-east in southeast Asia. There is one artist who stands out, his name is Rommel Rico aka Virrco. According to Virrco.net, Virrco is a New York-based artist who transforms his artworks into wearable art. He has done two well-received solo exhibits in New York and is known for his “Fishwives” artworks and colorful Filipiniana artworks as a tribute to his Filipino roots. The Virrco Artshow is his 2nd solo exhibit in the Philippines.
Virrco is also a Physical Therapist and a Registered Nurse in the US. A rare talent who comes from the Philippines with so much passion for artwork paintings. Who is Rommel Rico aka Virrco. A humble beginning in the province of Romblon.
He currently works as a project manager with a big US-based pharmaceutical company. He paints and helps the Duyan Project or Project Red Ribbon.
“My subjects are women and guess it is influenced by the strong-willed, independent, and well-accomplished women in my family, my friends, and workplace. Always been fascinated by the trait and characters that they always manifest in my paintings. VIRRCO IS A COMBINation of the family names of my grandparents. It is a tribute to them. a combination and a product of all of them. Believe that if not for their genes and experiences, wouldn’t be who I am. VI for VIctorio, Rs for Ruga, Repil and Royo, CO for Rico.” said by Rommel Rico aka Virrco
He helps the less fortunate through his paintings. His artwork helps the children with HIV and Aids under the care of Duyan project. These children are survived by their grandparents or aunts and uncle. These families have difficulty buying food to place on their table, so buying Medicine is not their priority.
He wanted to help more these children of Duyan. He hopes to shed light on them, not only through the income coming from art but as well as to encourage other people to share their blessings with these children.
Past and Future Projects
Some of his work was an exhibit in New York City. He had two exhibits done in NYC. In the building gallery where he work in 2nd avenue and 42nd st. One of his first 2 abundance paintings, showcases Filipino people with their harvest. It is a tribute to his roots as a Filipino. He had also done two one-man exhibits in queens, one showcasing Filipiniana arts again showcasing Filipinos people with their harvest. It is a tribute to my roots as a Filipino. Also had two one-man exhibits in queens, one showcasing Filipiniana arts again showcasing Filipinos with baskets in Filipiniana attire, and the 2nd showcasing colorful watercolor art and acrylic which were converted as wearable art, like shirts, dresses, scarves, etc.