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Orley
Ypon
ARC Living Master™
Filipino artist
born May 28 1973

Born in: Toledo, Cebu, Philippines

Nationality:
Filipino


Biographical Information

Contact Info:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orley-Ypon/204355382926468
Email: contact@orleyypon.com

Orley hails from Toledo, Cebu, Philippines. He discovered a love for art at a very early age, doing portraits of himself and of family and friends throughout his growing years.

Orley left Cebu Province at 17 after a few semesters at the Cebu Institute of Technology taking up Architecture to make his mark in Manila. A series of jobs as an export handicraft artist led him all over the country from Pampanga, Paete, Laguna and Davao. He eventually returned to Cebu to study at the UP College of Fine Arts before leaving school to become a full-time artist.

The 39-year old artist has achieved much since his young years. A constant finalist in painting exhibitions in the Visayas and Metro Manila, Orley gained attention when he won the First Prize in the Art Association of the Philippines' National On-The-Spot Painting Competition in 2001. In the same year, Orley made his mark at the Art Petron National Painting Competition, bagging the Grand Prize in 2001 for "Ober-Ober". He won the Grand Prize in the same competition for the second time in 2004 for "Pamaling", earning him the honor of being the first Hall-of-Famer in the history of the Art Petron Painting Competitions. In 2008, Orley won the 2nd Prize in the GSIS Painting Competition for his piece, "Ahon", considered by peers and critics to be a breakthrough creation for its adherence to traditional technique but showing depth and variety in the artists' choice of subject and composition. It showed an evocative nature previously unseen in his earlier work. His current creations manifest the artist developing his objectives into themes that convey social issues, the human condition, and further expanding into new dimensions of his art. His latest achievements are winning the Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine's International Painting Competition in the People and Figures Division for 2009, Honorable Mention in the latest Members Only Competition of the Portrait Society of America and the Grand Prize in the Amorsolo National Painting Competition. He was also recently given the Ani Ng Dangal award in 2011, an honor given by the National Commission of Culture and Arts of the Philippines.

Orley continues to paint his favorite scenes of life and culture while continuously evolving his traditional technique through study and awareness of contemporary art forms. He holds occasional exhibits in Metro Manila and is based in Pasig City, Philippines.

FORMAL TRAINING

Cebu Institute of Technology, BS Architecture, Undergraduate
University of the Philippines, Cebu, AB Fine Arts, Undergraduate

AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED

2012 First Place, Figurative Category for "Resurrection" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012

Most Ambitious Award Runner Up for "Incubus" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012

Finalist, Figurative Category for "Get Up", "Kakapa-kapa (Scrabbling)" - Art Renewal Center International Salon 2012

Honorable Mention, Members Only Competition for "Self-Adversary" - Portrait Society of America

2011 Grand Prize Winner, National Painting Competition
1st Prize Winner, NCR Regional Painting Competition
The 1st Amorsolo Mentor and Apprentice Painting Competition - Fernando Amorsolo Foundation - Manila, Philippines

Awardee, Ani ng Dangal Awards - NCCA Philippines

2009 Grand Prize, Challenge #54: People and Figures for "The Seekers"
International Artist Magazine International Art Competition
Published in the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 of International Artist Magazine

2008 2nd Prize, GSIS Painting Competition for "Ahon" - Manila, Philippines

2005 Honorable Mention, Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metrobank Plaza, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Honorable Mention, GSIS Painting Competition - Manila, Philippines

2004 First Prize, 4th ArtPetron National Art Competition - Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

2004 First Prize, Cebuano Lhuillier Art Competition - Cebu City, Philippines

2003 Third Prize, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of the late Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines

2002 Honorable Mention, 19th Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metrobank Plaza, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Finalist, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines

2001 First Prize, 1st National On-The-Spot Painting Competition, Art Association of the Philippines - Manila, Philippines

First Prize, 1st Art Petron National Painting Competition - Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Finalist, "Muntinglupa, Kahapon at Ngayon", 1st National Historical Painting Competition - Muntinglupa, Rizal

2000 Second Prize, On-The-Spot Painting Contest, Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano Foundation (In honor of the late Don Martino Abellana) - Davao City, Philippines

Finalist, 17th Young Painters' Annual National Painting Competition - Metro Bank Plaza, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

1997 Second Prize, Slogan (Mural) Painting Competition - Davao City, Philippines



Orley Ypon won First Place Figurative in the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon and Best in Show in the 2012/2013 ARC Salon. As part of the prize for Best in Show, Orley Ypon was featured in the First Annual ARC Salon DVD, produced by Streamline Inc.

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Resurrection

-2011
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 182.88 cm
(48" x 72")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Resurrection
Seekers

-2009
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 182.88 cm
(48" x 72")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Seekers
Awakening

-2008
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 182.88 cm
(48" x 72")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Awakening
Awakening III

-2010
Oil on canvas
60.96 x 91.44 cm
(24" x 36")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Awakening III
Release

-2011
Oil on canvas
81.28 x 60.96 cm
(32" x 24")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Release
Bountiful Season

-2010
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 91.44 cm
(48" x 36")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Bountiful Season
Ancestors

-2011
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 91.44 cm
(48" x 36")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Ancestors
Ancestor

-2011
Oil on canvas
66.04 x 53.34 cm
(26" x 21")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Ancestor
Clash

-2011
Oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
(40" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Clash
Crusaders

-2011
Oil on canvas
91.44 x 121.92 cm
(36" x 48")
Private collection

Added: 2012-09-07
Crusaders