Special Solo Exhibit By BenCab


For this year’s Art Fair Philippines, National Artist BenCab has created a collection of free-standing sculptures that have been shaped in clay before being cast and finished in bronze, and bent metal wall-bound pieces. While he is better known for his works on paper and canvas, BenCab practiced sculpture on and off throughout his career and has taken courses as early as the 70s to hone the craft. The images in this series represent his legacy as a lyrical expressionist, drawing from concepts that have turned his images into icons. Pulsing beneath the surface are echoes of his past renderings of the nude body, as well as clothed figures that recall the graceful draping inspired by legendary dancer, Isadora Duncan, and a new character, “Man Thinking” which treads between expressiveness and quiet contemplation, reminiscent of another iconic “Thinker” cast in bronze.

Excerpted from Alice A. Sarmiento

For more information, visit www.artfairphilippines.com. Art Fair Philippines is co-presented by Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land Premiere, Alveo, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, and Swatch.