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IMAO, Abdulmari
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imao

"Sarimanok ng Bayan na Mapayapa" 36" x 48" Oil on Canvas 2006 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Abdulmari Asia Imao, a native of Sulu, is a sculptor, painter, photographer, ceramist, documentary film maker, cultural researcher, writer, and articulator of Philippine Muslim art and culture.

Through his works, the indigenous ukkil, sarimanok and naga motifs have been popularized and instilled in the consciousness of the Filipino nation and other peoples as original Filipino creations.

His U.P. art education introduced him to Filipino masters like Guillermo Tolentino and Napoleon Abueva, who were among his mentors.

With his large-scale sculptures and monuments of Muslim and regional heroes and leaders gracing selected sites from Batanes to Tawi-tawi, Imao has helped develop among cultural groups trust and confidence necessary for the building of a more just and humane society.

Selected works:

•Industry Brass Mural, Philippine National Bank, San Fernando, La Union
•Mural Relief on Filmmaking, Manila City Hall
•Industrial Mural, Central Bank of the Philippines, San Fernando, La Union
•Sulu Warriors (statues of Panglima Unaid and Captain Abdurahim Imao), 6 ft., Sulu Provincial Capitol


Source: http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca/org-awards/viual-arts/asia_imao.php

 
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