Ang Kiukok

Ang Kiukok
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Ang Kiokok (March 1, 1931) National Artist for Visual Arts

On this day, March 1, 2023, is the 92nd birth anniversary of National Artist Ang Kiukok.

Born to immigrant Chinese parents Vicente Ang and Chin Lim, Ang Kiukok was one of the most vital and dynamic figures who emerged during the 60s. As one of those who came at the heels of the pioneering modernists during that decade, Ang Kiukok blazed a formal and iconographic path of his own through expressionist works of high visual impact and compelling meaning. He crystallized in vivid, cubistic figures the terror and angst of the times. Shaped in the furnace of the political turmoil of those times, Ang Kiukok pursued an expression imbued with nationalist fervor and sociological agenda.

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