• Installation view of Ronson Culibrina's Rainbow Spill
  • Installation view of Ronson Culibrina's Rainbow Spill
  • Installation view of Ronson Culibrina's Rainbow Spill
  • Ronson Culibrina, The Humble Barber, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Supreme, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, The Anchor, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 122 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Threat Bouquet, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Chieftain, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 122 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Dagger, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Recess, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Walk the Talk, 2020, oil on canvas and bamboo, 122 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Northeast Monsoon, 2019, oil on canvas, 183 x 183 cm/ 6 x 6 ft
  • Ronson Culibrina, Salva-Vida, 2018, oil on canvas, 231 x 365 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Sea Escape, 2018, oil on canvas, 231 x 365 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Above Sea Level 1, 2018, oil on canvas, 152 x 213 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Above Sea Level 2, 2018, oil on canvas, 152 x 213 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Littoral Zone, 2018, oil on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Sea of Change, 2018, oil on canvas, 152 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Mainland Quest, 2018, oil on canvas, 121 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Vain Aquatic Capital, 2018, oil on canvas, 121 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Propelling the streams, 2018, oil on canvas, 121 x 152 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Pukot Boy (Scuba Ranger), 2018, resin & steel, edition of 3, 300 x 210 x 150 cm
  • Ronson Culibrina, Sa Habagatan, 2018, charcoal, oil, resin on canvas

Ronson Culibrina

Ronson Culibrina’s (b. 1991, Philippines) works explore the trajectory of the clash between tradition and modernisation, drawing from observations and experiences in his formative environment of the Philippines. His previous works are known for its playful take on themes such as history, cultural influences, and diaspora, through appropriation of works by old masters and injecting elements from contemporary popular culture. The visual language used crosses a wide gamut of icons and images that open up reflections and discussions on a multitude of themes including the exchange of culture and trade; the phenomenon of globalisation and subsequent diaspora; the dynamic between art and economy, to name a few.

In 2018, Culibrina won the prestigious Fernando Zobel Prize for the Visual Arts in the Ateneo Art Awards, Philippines, resulting in a residency at Liverpool Hope University, UK. In 2016, he was nominated in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” artists of Asia. Culibrina has exhibited extensively locally and overseas, presenting shows across Singapore, Germany and the Philippines.