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drybrush Philippine Art Gallery - Emmanuel Nim Painter

Emmanuel Nim

ENim is a self-taught contemporary visual artist who hailed from Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines. He developed an interest in art and a taste for figure and landscapes at a young age. With the inspirations from the works of the old masters like Juan Luna, Amorsolo, Caravaggio, John Waterhouse, Dali, Sargent, Michaelangelo and Da Vinci. In 1998, he moved in Manila after he graduated high school and worked as a full-time artist since then.

He is a prolific artist whose portraiture echoes his love for the human figure and its emotions and deep concerns for Mother Nature. He is also known for his portraits, human figurative and landscape paintings that usually carries a message that humans as the stewards of mother earth. Its's their ultimate obligation to protect the environment and conserve the nature; and that one cannot survive without the other. For his figurative art, one mutual desire of Nim's work of art is the human form that unites the tranquil and trancendent portraits to idiosyncratic and surprising life studies. Each paintings offers each own unique style of capturing the human body for the viewer's discovery.

ENim's strives to create the effect of illusion with realistic representation of the images that seem to extend the impression of social reality. For him, the use of the figures was central to his engagement of figurative expressive style. Giving importance to the structure, shape, volume and perspective defined through the chosen colour, tone, light and shade. His work spans in oils, acrylics, watercolour, ink and charcoal.

For more than a decade, ENim has participated in numerous group art exhibits all around the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Germany and Italy. He has also won several awards including the AAP's First Figurative On-The-Spot Painting Competition as the 1st placer, a finalist in GSIS 2017 National Art Competition, a Finalist in 2020 High Art Competition in USA. He is a member of Art Association Of The Philippines(AAP), KUNST Pilipino, Erehwon Art Collective and a core-member of Knights Of Rizal, Juan Luna Chapter. In 2011, he was one of the seven selected artists to paint the "Philippine Air Force Mural". In 2015, he was one of the ten artists commissioned to paint the "Fallen SAF 44 Mural". In 2013, he was featured in a book "Revisiting Mabini Art". In December 2015, he was also featured at "DIFFERENT STROKES. Another book titled, “Palettes Of Colors” was published in November 2017 again featured him and his works. And in October 2017, he was commissioned by the DAP Tagaytay to paint a mural depicting the 9 National Artists featured in their art museum. 


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