Native Son: Santiago Bose

Santi Bose, 1981. Photo by Wig Tysmans

“In the Philippines, we cannot have the luxury of frivolity but as artists we have to make art that expresses our concerns, needs, and aspirations. Otherwise, part of our deepest self will be irretrievably lost and art itself will become empty of meaning.”
                                                                   Santiago Bose 
                                                                   (July 25, 1949 — December 3, 2002)
(click on the photo to read the obituary by Alison Carroll in Artlink)