Emmanuel Garibay, was born in Kidapawan, North Cotabato, Philippines in 1962. He is known as much for his expressionist figurative style as for his keen social and political consciousness expressed in his works. He holds a Sociology and Fine Arts degree both from the University of the Philippines as well as a Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in Cavite, Philippines. A multi-awarded and internationally established painter, he is a 2000 Thirteen Artist awardee of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and has exhibited in Germany, Sweden, the US, India, Hong Kong, Spain, Kenya and Australia among other countries.
Garibay believes that art can be an effective medium for awakening consciousness which can empower people to bring about empowered change. Thus, he is also an active organizer and has headed various art and cultural organizations ever since his student days. He is currently chairman of Artletics Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that empowers young artists to transform communities through art education. Artletics runs the Linangan Art Residency Program in Alfonso, Cavite which hones artistic and leadership skills in young talents through mentored studio practice, art classes, and immersion in community-building projects.
Oil on dibond aluminum
24 x 16 inches