Dan Raralio

sculptor . painter . designer

“From his student days at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, Dan Raralio has shown himself to be a multifaceted artist with a universal appeal. He is in turn witty, comic, serious or all these together. He is also both sculptor and painter. His artistic style is enriched by many sources: classical, cubist, surrealist, formalist, postmodern. Though these are mainly Western sources, an oriental strain comes in with some origami constructions and Zen-derived minimalism. His works combine the cerebral and the emotional, but always in an unceasing pursuit of beauty, whether in classical forms or in postmodern articulations — sculptures posing riddles to the mind in endless hours of fascination.”

Alice Guillermo- art critic, author & professor emeritus- University of the Philippines

  • Freeman Foundation Asian Artist Fellowship 2005, Vermont Studio Center, USA
  • Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Awards, sculpture category, City of Manila, 2004
  • Metrobank Art & Design Excellence 2004 Awards – Prize for Achievement in Sculpture
  • 54th Art Association of the Philippines Annual Competition, 2001 – 2nd Prize in Sculpture
  • 3rd OITA Asian Sculpture Exhibition Open Competition Japan, 1997 – Award of Excellence
  • KATHA AWARDS – Most Promising Designer. Manila F.A.M.E., April 1995
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines 1988 Thirteen Artists Awards