THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery presents Angel Cacnio: Angel of Art. The collection features some of the artist’s works from the 1950s to the current millennium.
The eighth and youngest child of Flaviano and Telespora Cacnio, Angel was born in 1931 in the pre-war fishing locale of Malabon. Even before graduating from college, his “Tatlong Sabungero” won first prize in the Shell National Students Art Competition in 1953. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and with academic excellence in 1954, during the directorship of National Artist Guillermo Tolentino at the then School of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines.
Angel Cacnio has mounted several solo exhibitions and has participated in a number of group shows here and abroad. He has also garnered several awards and recognitions through the years.
Collectors and colleagues, old and young, are awed by the artist’s mastery of both oil and watercolor. Patrons and newbie followers in Philippine art are beguiled by his meticulous choice of colors, hues, and tones, revealing complexity, intricacy, and intensity all at once.
His obras are brimming with Filipino values, culture, heritage, tradition, life, resilience, and hope.
The NCCA Gallery shall both close this year’s exhibition calendar and begin next year’s gallery presentation with the said show which shall until January 28, 2016.
NCCA Gallery is open from Mondays through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM located at the ground floor of the NCCA Building, No. 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila.