DELA ROSA +
1943 in Nueva Ecija. FEATI University College of Fine Arts.
Original member of the Dimasalang Group of progressive artists. His
first show at La Solidaridad Gallery was followed by more than 60 shows
in his lifetime in the best Philippine galleries including Hidalgo, Quad,
Kamalig, Luz, Jeune, Micaller and Galerie Bleue. Prizes
and awards include the CCP 13 Artists award, Rotary Club Art Tilt and the
Araw ng Maynila Heritage Award. Ibarra
is the foremost exponent of meticulous impressionism in the Philippines.
His blots, which he called "wipings", a series of acrylic splashes on
board, project a pure abstract art experience. Former
member of the PWU art faculty.