"Murdering Sweet Love" 25" x 19" Acrylic on Canvas 2007 SOLD



"Fool's Gold" 20" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas 2004 SOLD



Marcel Antonio (born June 28, 1965) is a Filipino painter once considered one of the most promising in Philippine contemporary art. A graduate of the University of the Philippines' College of Fine Arts, Antonio has produced a distinctive collection of narrative and pseudo-narrative figurative paintings influenced by modernism and 1980s postmodernism.

As one of the Philippines' young painters most proficient in the expressionist genre, Antonio is currently considered a prize of collectors in the Manila art market, which following granted the painter mainstream gallery success. Since Antonio's career started, art dealers have indulged the painter an unending series of sold-out exhibitions.

Philippine critics also regard Antonio as one among the most important contemporary Filipino painters, bestowing on the artist a number of critical acclaim for his magnetic narratives in oil and acrylic. In Manila he has exhibited at major galleries like Galleria Duemila, The Drawing Room, Gallery BIG, Galleria Quattrocento and Glorietta Art Center, where his following include both local and international buyers. He has also exhibited in Berlin, Australia and Singapore.

Selected shows

Solo Shows

  • Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Brix Gallery, Manila
  • Liongoren Art Gallery, Manila
  • "Recent Artworks", The Drawing Room, Manila (June 3–21, 2000)
  • "Les Petites Histoires", Ad Infinitum Galleries, Manila
  • "Märchen", Jasmine Fine Arts, Singapore
  • "Sturm und Drang", Galleria Quattrocento, Makati (September 26 - Oct. 9, 2009)
  • Glorietta Art Center, Makati (July, 2010)
  • "The Romantic Lie: Desire, Ennui, Anxiety", Water Dragon Gallery, Yuchengco Museum, Makati (February, 2012)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Raab Galleries, West Berlin, Germany
  • Art Exchange, Australia
  • Alliance Française de Manille
  • Pinaglabanan Art Galleries, Manila


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