Rodel Tapaya is an Singapore baser Filipino artist. Diamond in the Distance chronicles Rodel Tapaya’s recent explorations in the metaphorical search for “treasure” and all things tangible or intangible that people put value to. The solo exhibition features a selection of new acrylic works on canvas and paper.
Drawing inspiration from a story by American minister Russell Conwell called Acres of Diamonds, Tapaya looks into the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers in his large-scale paintings Slave Broker and Finding Diamonds. With these, the artist suggests that one might look for opportunities elsewhere while consequently leaving the people that are valuable to him behind.
From: Ardnt Berlin