The Emmanuel Garibay at the Institute of Fine Arts Tsichritzi in Greece
The Philippine Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Foundation for the Visual Arts Tsichritzi, presents the painting exhibition of the Filipino artist Emmanuel Garibay entitled "Daloy". TECHNESZOGRAFIKI
The Emmanuel Garibay is a Filipino painter known not only for its expressionistic figurative style,
but also on the content of many of his works, which often express a strong social and political consciousness. The son of a Methodist pastor, he was raised in Davao, the multicultural city that nurtured his early interest in art. He discovered a love for painting while a student at the University of the Philippines. In 1993 Garibay held his first solo exhibition, which showed his ability to paint in oil, his favorite medium, and his talent to tell a story through art. Many of Garibay's paintings focus on everyday people and places. He paints ordinary people in an attempt to portray them as political entities. In this way Garibay's activism shows through in his work. He truthfully portrays ordinary people and places, leaving out the glamour that most Filipino artists add to their work. Garibay says, "It is the richness of the poor that I am drawn to and which I am part of that I want to impart in my art."
The work focuses on Emmanuel Garibay human form and therefore captures the various life situations in which people are bound. When asked about his work, the Garibay had said, "What I particularly attracts my interest is how the form of the figure causes the drama of life."