Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mariano "Chito" Madarang

was born in Kiangan, Ifugao, Mountain Province 1937 died 2008. ( Geometric abstractions) UST, 1953. Visual and plastic arts, East-West Center, Univ of Hawaii, on a John D. Rockfeller III study grant and a Felicing Tirona grant. Research and art conversation, Art Center of NY, Academia de Bellas Artes in Mexico, and the Smithsonian Inst, Washington DC, 1968. Grandson of a tribal chief. Was brought to Amorsolo’s studio by neighbor named Ikoy, son of painter’s model. Sponsored by Congressman Hora, took exams for Pres Ramon Magsaysay’s cultural minority scholarships. Landed in the top ten and enrolled in the painting at UST. First one-man show of paintings done in the US, Chakrian Gallery, San Francisco. Included in the ITTI Worldwide Corporate Advtg Campaign exhibit, NY 1970, and the Asean Travelling exhibit which toured Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and HK, in 1982. Participated in the Asean Expo ’87, Los Angeles; and the Singapore Art Festival, 1992. Recommended by Victorio Edades to teach PWU, 1959. Served as acting director there, 1961. Taught vocational arts and art history, Letran College and NTC, 1962-67. Helped organize the J.T. Dayrit Print Gallery, Hidalgo Gallery, Sining Kamalig, Avans Art Center, Rafaelita Gallery, Sampaloc Atr Center, and Legaspi Art Center. Undertakes restoration and conservation work for private collectors and institutions. Won top prize, UST Marian Year competition, 1956. Chosen one of the outstanding Ifugao’s of the Phil, 1985. [20th CENT-MD]***Influenced by geometrization of form through transparents layers of color taught by Vincente Manansala. Also created semi-surrealistic compositions through detailed drawing and brushwork in pen and ink. Presently paints realistic genre scenes highlighted by layers of color applied in straight bands that evoke the linear patterns of Banaue rice terraces. [CCP Vol IV-SP]
THERE THEY GO
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
1994
HAC Code: 79015
BANAUE RICE TERRACES
Acrylic on Canvas
25" x 35"
2000
HAC Code: 77190
MIND AWAKENING
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 30"
2007
HAC Code: 77788
VILLAGE OF CUTA
Pen & Ink
13.5" x 19.5"
1992
HAC Code: 79539
SIANGI OR. MINDORO
Water Color
13" x 18.5"
1988
HAC Code: 79357
HOUSE OF LUNA
Pen & Ink
12.5" x 18.5"
1979
HAC Code: 79538

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