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.
Education : 1993 : Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Painting, University of Sto. Tomas, Manila City, Philippines.
Solo Exhibition : 2019 : PHASE/OUT, Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta, Indonesia | 2018 : CONTINUING SPIRIT, Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines | BALIK-LOOB, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines | ALTERED EGO, Art Central Hongkong 2018, Central Harborfront, Hongkong | CAUTIONARY TALES, JStudio, Art Fair Philippines 2018, The Link, Makati City, Philippines | 2017 : POTENSIYA, West Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines | 2015 : TRANSFIGURATIONS, Arndt Fine Art Berlin, Germany | ANINAG, Art Fair Philippines 2015, Special Exhibit, The Link, Makati City, Philippines.
Group Exhibitions (selected) : 2019 : ART JAKARTA 2019, Booth A12 (Hall B), JCC Senayan, Jakarta, Indoneisa | CELEBRATION OF COMPASSION, Srisasanti Gallery, Yogyakarta | SIMULACRA, The Substation, Singapore | 2017 : MUTABLE DECAY, Eskinita Art Gallery, Makati City, Philippines | ANG BABAE AT ANG DRAGON, Kalye Koletib,Pinto Art Gallery Manila, Philippines | REBELASYON, Kalye Kolektib, JStudio, Art Fair Philippines 2017, The Link, Makati City, Philippines | RING THE BELLS THAT STILL CAN RING, YOD Gallery, Art Fair Philippines, The Link, Makati City, Philippines | 2016 : WASAK! Reloaded, Arndt Fine Art, Singapore | WASAK! Filipino Art Today, Arndt Fine Art Berlin, Germany.