Ben Cabrera

BIOGRAPHY
Ben Cabrera



Born in the Philippines in 1942, Ben Cabrera (or Bencab, as he is better known) studied Fine Art at the University of the Philippines. A prolific painter and printmaker, he has exhibited widely in the Philippines as well as in Asia, Europe, and the United States. In a career spanning four decades, he has received several major art awards and recognitions, the most recent being the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts in 2006. Acclaimed as a bold trailblazer for his earlier works addressing social and political issues, and his portrayal of Filipino heritage and identity, he is also hailed as a master of figuration and portraiture, characterized by the gestural energy and dynamism of his approach. His works have been the subject of three books, Ben Cabrera: Etchings (1970-1980) by Cid Reyes; Bencab's Rock Sessions by Eric Caruncho; and BENCAB by Alfred Yuson and Cid Reyes. The artist lives and works in Baguio City, where he has recently built an art museum run by the Bencab Art Foundation. Bencab received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Philippines in June 2008,


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Golden Shower2009

Ben Cabrera

acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36"