Monday, August 27, 2018

Bienvenido Bañez, Jr. featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila

The following is taken from an announcement appearing in the SunStar of Davao, Philippines.
"My City, My SM, My Art", a weeklong showcase of the different paintings and sculpture by local artists based in Davao City and whose skill and mastery of the craft had been influenced by Victorio Edades.

The instillation highlights how Edades had changed and established the modernist way of visual arts creation in the city. Among the works displayed there were of surrealist Bienvenido Bañez, Jr. and sculptor Jimmy Ang, who both had been trained by Edades himself.

Bañez had been tagged by world-famous surreal and American artist Terrance Lindall as the “greatest living surrealist in the Philippines”.

Bañez’ works revolve around the reign of evil in the world – the perpetrators of war, poverty, injustice, environmental degradation, cultural decadence, and terrorism. In 2002, Bañez won the Asian Fellowship Painting Competition of the Vermont Center in the United States.
Please click HERE for the full article.

Mr. Bañez's work has appeared in the international literary anthology Emanations.  Also, he has an illustration in my upcoming novel, Echoes.

from left, Terrance Lindall of the WAH Center, John Dugdale Bradley of Milton's Cottage, and Bienvenido Bañez, Jr. photo: Kelly O'Reilly

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