BY MA. VICTORIA T. HERRERA
Excerpts from the book Romulo Olazo
To understand the art of Romulo Olazo is to grasp the vast range of materials and techniques that he has experimented with. Rather than work towards specific masterpieces with conventional art techniques and practices, Olazo’s concern has focused on pushing the limits of different materials and processes.
The range of Olazo’s works is indeed astounding. Aside from his impressive output in printmaking and the Diaphanous paintings, he has worked on other series in different media. During recent conversations with Olazo and while reviewing images of his early works, the artist would often state in a self-deprecating manner: “malikot ang isip ko noong araw” (My mind was restless during those days).