Luz has produced art pieces through a disciplined economy of means. Her many travels across the globe with her husband have served as an inspiration for the techniques and materials used in her art. He is regarded as the Father of Philippine photography.
Her staunch activism against the Marcos regime in the s, led her to move to San Francisco to initially study law — but she found her true calling with art.
Her sculptures highlight the female body and draw from themes surrounding sexuality, religion, and mysticism. Caedo is also notable for having refused the honor of being awarded a National Artist of the Philippines - in, and Despite his deteriorating health and failing eyesight, he remained prolific until the end, producing up to 10 paintings a month until his death at the age of The Spanish-trained realist developed a backlighting technique, where his colorful depictions of local people reflect the radiance of the Philippine sun.
InJoya represented the country in the Venice Biennial, showcasing the advancement of modern art in the Philippines.
Pacita Abad Born on the northern island of Batanesthe internationally revered artist first obtained a degree in Political Science at the University of the Philippines. Earlier work dealt with socio-political depictions of people, indigenous masks, tropical flowers, and underwater scenes.
Rey Paz Contreras born August 31, is a prominent Filipino sculptor working with urban refuse and environmental materials as artistic media. He currently resides in the chilly northern hill station of Baguiowhere he established his own four-level BenCab Museum on Asin Road that features an eclectic selection of indigenous artifacts, personal works, and an overwhelming collection of paintings from contemporary Filipino artists.
Here, Culture Trip profiles 10 legendary Filipino masters you should know.