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RAMEER TAWASIL AND HIS ART

 
 
     
 
Tausug-Zamboangeño painter Rameer Amilasan Tawasil was born in Karungdung, Kalinggalan Caluang, Sulu. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Western Mindanao State University.

The multi-awarded Rameer is best known for using bright, strong, and bold colors in his paintings. The foundation of his art is "okkil” (in Tausug; “okir” in Maranao), a design form indigenous to the Muslim groups in Mindanao as seen in their woodcarvings, brassware, and textiles, among others.
 
     
 

His masterpieces adorn galleries in London and Kuching, Malaysia and private collections in Germany, Korea, the U.S., and the Philippines.

Rameer has been involved in more than 30 art group shows here and abroad. His local exhibitions have been held at the main gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and various private galleries.

He has had three solo exhibits since 2003, all held in Zamboanga City.

A recipient of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award, Rameer also received the Zamboanga Hermosa Recognition Award, Culture and the Arts Category, awarded by then Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Clara L. Lobregat in 2003. In 2006 he was given the Peace Citation Award by the Peace Advocates Zamboanga for his rendition of the "peace dove" logo which has become a peace campaign symbol locally and globally and has been included in the international collection of peace doves.

Rameer organizes art shows and directs musical concerts on his advocacy on peace and the environment. He also conducts art workshops on recycled and environmental art.

He sits as a member of the Zamboanga City Government's Committee on Visual Arts, Council for the Culture and Arts and History.

 
     
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