Dilla, the artist rebel with a cause

The pride of FEATI University

Randalf Dilla, the artist rebel with a cause, has always been focused and early on he knew exactly what he wanted – to paint life as he sees it, no pretentions, no qualms and no restrictions. He is considered a hyper-realist with paintings that can be considered more real than real.

After spending four years at FEATI University, graduating with distinction in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Randalf took the path less travelled. Randalf primarily works in oils, with subjects that depict a wide range of themes, drawing from his personal experiences, inspirations and observations while incorporating snippets of culture, history and the political landscape.

Randalf has indeed come a long way. He was in New York recently for an exhibit called the 13th International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon Exhibition that opened at the Salmagundi Club. His work titled, "Tribute to Luna: The Parisian Life" received three awards in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition, namely, the PoetsArtist Award, the Rehs Contemporary Galleries,Inc. Award, and the Dual Category Award. The exhibit ran from October 27 to November 16, 2018.

The show consisted of 89 Contemporary Realist works selected from 3,750 entries from 69 countries. The International ARC Salon is the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps in the world that offers over $100,000 in cash awards, as well as international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

After New York, Dilla’s work became part of the exhibition at Sotheby’s Los Angeles from December 4-13, 2018. The final leg will be for the live exhibition at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain from February 8 - March 31, 2019.

On the other hand, his work titled “Eruption” was featured in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s September 2018 edition. Lastly, his artwork will be featured in PoetsArtist Magazine in the US. 

Dilla hails from General Trias, Cavite and is married to Elie Colomeda Dilla. (FEATI News)