Modernist Avatars: National Artist Jeremias “Jerry” Elizalde Navarro

National Artist Jerry Navarro’s Modernist transformations can be likened to a Buddhist avatar undergoing constant reincarnation

Filipino installation artist Junyee makes a stand with felled trees

Junyee’s sculptural works show how the native in us emerges when we are confronted with modern challenges, and becomes transformed

Abstracting Nature: Jose T. Joya and his abstract expressionism

Often of a large or dramatic scale, abstracts by Jose T. Joya followed a process of visual and formal reduction based on an observation of nature

Fusing Old and New: National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera

BenCab fuses tradition and modernity in making and supporting Philippine art, an undertaking that garnered him the honor of National Artist in 2006

The Enlightened Maestro: Martino Abellana, the Amorsolo of the South

The portraiture of Martino Abellana translates his subjects with an almost sensuous delight in color and gesture, while his landscapes have distinct impressionistic style combined with mystical earthiness in a distinct Cebu rural atmosphere