Widely known as Bencab, Benedicto Cabrera (b. 1942) is one of the Philippines' most prominent artists. This monograph is divided into two parts; the first, written by Krip Yuson, is a biographical narration of the artist's life set against the background of the cultural and socio-political transitions in the Philippines. The second part, written by Cid Reyes, examines the colonial and contemporary aspects of Filipino identity in the artist's works and argues for the aesthetic potency and significance of all of Bencab's visual themes, including his two major subjects, the 'Sabel' and 'Larawan' series. He received the National Artist Award in 2006.
Mantes Publishing, Philippines
Hardcover / 12 x 9.25 inches / 288 pages / Color