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30 Years in the Embrace of Light

IT HAS BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE Ramon Orlina, leaving his architecture practice in 1974 and turning to the visual arts full time, found splendor in the glass. He tinkered first with painting but later on stumbled upon sculpture....

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By Rosalinda L. Orosa
The Philippine STAR 12/16/2006

Receiving the Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) awards recently were Fr. Marciano "Rocky" G. Evangelista, SDB, Antonio P. Meloto Jr., Socorro G. Ramos and Ramon G. Orlina.

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Evangelista, Meloto, Orlina and Ramos win the 2006 TOFIL Awards

Two agents of social transformation, a wizard of glass art, and a business maverick are this year's winners of the prestigious THE OUTSANDING FILIPINO (TOFIL) awards. FATHER MARCIANO "ROCKY" G. EVANGELISTA, SDB, Service - Non-Government Organization; ANTONIO P. MELOTO, JR., Humanitarian Service; RAMON G. ORLINA, Arts; and SOCORRO C. RAMOS, Business...

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The Outstanding Filipino Award

The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award is a project of the Insular Life Assurance Co. and the Philippine Jaycee Senate. It was conceived in 1988 to institutionalize public recognition of men and women, 41 years of age and over, whose exemplary achievements are worthy of emulation.

The organizers believe that there are a lot of men and women aged 41 and over, who deserve recognition for their contributions to society and who should have qualified to receive the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award ...

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Contemporary Artist
Ramon G. Orlina: Reflections of a transparent Life
by Reuben Ramas Cañete

Art is creation, creating something new, something original, something different and doing something to change a subject, to build." -Ramon G. Orlina

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URBAN ZONE: Art + Home of Ramon Orlina


UZ is a TV show about modern home design and city living. The program reaches out to the new generation of Filipinos who are looking for more in a living space – be it a house, a rented flat or a condominium unit – a place incorporating their ideals of style and comfort.

UZ is being hosted by Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez, an award-winning television host, magazine editor, style icon and entrepreneur, this lifestyles show features Sculptor Ramon Orlina’s house cum atelier with its contemporary design.

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Sculptor Ramon Orlina is not only into glass, he’s also into Beetles, stretched Beetles—yes, stretched, like a limousine and was featured in Auto Focus, one of the longest-running motoring programs on local television anchored by Ray Butch Gamboa,Sunshine Television(STV) Chairman and CEO.

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Ramon Orlina On Saatchi Gallery


The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK

The Saatchi Gallery has worked with media sponsors on a number of shows including The Observer, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, The Independent on Sunday and Time Out..

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PBA to award perpetual trophy


STARTING this season, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will institutionalize the giving of the Perpetual trophy to the champion of the Philippine Cup.
Renowned national artist Ramon Orlina was commissioned by the league to design the special trophy made out of 18 karat gold and worth half a million pesos.

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‘Essence’ and sensibility
By Miguel Ramos
The Philippine STAR 11/26/2007

Not since his major show last year at the Ayala Museum to celebrate his 30th year as a professional artist has Ramon Orlina embarked on a one-man show. He has been content to contribute to group shows and has kept himself busy with numerous local and foreign commissions as well as his family life.

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Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale

The year 1999 marked a high point in Orlina's career with his winning the "Mr. F Prize" of the prestigious Toyamura International Sculpture Bienale, '99 in Hokkaido, Japan. This biennial attracted 956 entries from 65 participating countries competing in all mediums.  The winning piece of Orlina was a dazzling white optical glass sculpture called "Silvery Moon".

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Ramon Orlina: Filipino Artist Par Excellance

The Global Village of Chinese and Filipinos

You can make a glass by melting an amorphous material and cooling it to rigidity without crystallization; you can be an excellent glass artist by studying the success story of this glass genius, finding the best angle for the best interpretation, and applying the lessons you get into life...

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Orlina sculptures
set record at Christie’s

Malaya 12/5/2007

A work by Ramon Orlina has fetched a record price at Christie’s auction of South East Asian Art in Hong Kong last November 25. The 16 ½ in. tall sculpture Venus V sold for HK$247,500 or P1,361,250. This is six times higher than the minimum estimate set by the auction house for the piece. Two Orlina pieces likewise sold at record prices in a Christie’s auction held last May, also in Hong Kong.

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  Venus V - 06

Quintessential Orlina
By Miguel Ramos
The Philippine STAR 10/30/2006

Classically, from "quinta essentia," or the fifth and
highest element of which heavenly bodies are made of in contrast with
fire, air, water and earth. It is also the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form containing its rarest virtue and mostessential constituent. Quintessence is the perfect example of its kind. In the hands of Ramon Orlina, glass becomes the medium of sculpture’s quintessence. And in celebrating his 30th year as an artist....

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Mga Kwentong Galing!

World Class Glass Master
By Chelo S. Aloria

When asked what his middle initial stands for, Ramon G. Orlina laughingly answered, "Glass!" Well, there's no doubt he earned such a name being the firstFilipino to master glass sculpture.

There's only a handful of Filipino artists who use glass as medium. That's because glass, unlike wood is not an easy material to carve. But Orlina proves otherwise and can do more than just carve. He can transform a simple piece of glass into a work of art through months of cutting, reshaping, and polishing. As a result, viewers will be able to see the lights trapped by the glass' unique forms...

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Philippine Visual Arts: A Glass Sculptor's Perspective

For in the world sculpture, few can boast of such achievements in the industry, and in sensitively relating to the rest of humanity as Ramon Orlina has...

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SAM (Singapore Art Museum)

Features Ramon Orlina's selected works.

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UST Public and Alumni Affairs:
The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Awards

The TOTAL Awards has served as the University of Santo Tomas' (UST) venue for recognizing alumni who have made significant contributions to the various industries.

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The Tower Club

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Ramon Orlina: 30 years of exquisite glass sculpture

Today, 30 years later, Orlina's passion for glass has only grown stronger, as shown in his anniversary exhibition "Quintessence," on view at the MuseumSpace on the second floor of the Ayala Museum's Glass Wing until November 9.

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Ramon Orlina's translucent life OMNIUM-GATHERUM
by Miguel Ramos

Ramon Orlina is an artist deeply passionate about his art and truly proud of what he has accomplished. Rightfully so. After all, it is not every day that one is able to successfully create a new art form.

Miguel Ramos: When did you know you had a talent for art?

Ramon Orlina: I’ve always liked art. I always thought I was good at drawing. Even when I was young, I already liked to draw, especially from comics. In my generation everybody read comics…maybe not people your age anymore…

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Ramon Orlina and His Glass
by Tito Genova Valiente

RAMON ORLINA and his glass sculptures came into the scene through the emerald aspect of his material. We can recall those pieces that were not unlike an extension of the properties of the jewel, precious and regal. 

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Kagampan by Ramon Orlina

Features Ramon Orlina's Kagampan

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Largest Online Gallery Network

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"Celebrate & Share God's Presence & Presents"
25 Years of Greenbelt Chapel
by Fr. Jun B. Sescon

The structure was designed by Architect Willie Fernandez, and then enhanced by Jess Dizon, who rendered the circular pattern of the building. Noted glass sculptor, Ramon Orlina, fabricated the ceiling, tabernacle, altar, and the cross at the entrance, the sacristy, and the God the Father image on the dome.

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Singapore Public Art

Fertile Crescent, Ramon Orlina, 1986
Stainless steel and glass
Commission: Singapore Sports Council
Location: near National Stadium, facing Kallang Basin.

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Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass

Steninge Palace’s Artistic Tradition
The cultivation of beauty and the fine arts at Steninge Cultural Centre is a tradition begun by Steninge Palace’s founder Carl Gyllenstierna in 1705. Every year we uphold Gyllenstierna’s tradition by organizing an international exhibition that features the work of some of the world’s most prominent artists. This year we will inaugurate our 300-Year Jubilee with the Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass 2005.

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