ALFREDO ESQUILLO JR.
Born in Manila, 1972
Filipino artist Alfredo Esquillo Jr.'s illustrious 25 years career in the art scene includes dozens of major shows, numerous awards and participation in prestigious residency programs.
Equipped with a remarkable technical virtuosity in oil painting and a continuing drive to experiment with his medium, his works have been avidly received in contemporary art. Esquillo delves in the periphery through the folk religious, the pre-colonial indigenous, and the fresh visual language of the young.
He is known for his unique ability to profoundly combine imagery endowed with compelling realities and deep historical implication. He has brought in the idea of reinforcing deeper political and social bearings through combinations of images. He prompts his audiences for a self-reflection that recognizes the significance of human agency and spiritual discernment.