24 Nov '13, 2pm

@paulaguinto how on earth did we miss this? #OscarVillamiel #Philippine #installation #dolls

@paulaguinto how on earth did we miss this? #OscarVillamiel #Philippine #installation #dolls

Villamiel spent his high school years in the town of Marikina, where his family migrated in 1969. He then spent his college semesters in the College of Fine Arts at the University of the East, Manila. Work was never easy as an artist in the city. From his early employments to his first business of handcrafted leather bags, to being a set designer for local television programs, to his t-shirt silk-screening empire, never did he forget nor neglect his first passion, the arts.As much as he would want to pursue his career as a full-time studio artist, Villamiel, then 25, realised that he had to prioritise fending for his family. Hence, his t-shirt silk-screening business. As a family man and entrepreneur, Villamiel developed his love for travel. He would visit museums in New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Japan, and many parts in Asia. He invested in books about his honoured artis...

Full article: http://www.singaporebiennale.org/?page=artist_bio&artist=71

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