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My City My SM My Art holds Oro stopover

In partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), director Brillante Mendoza’s Center Stage Production, Shell Philippines and Metropolitan Museum of Manila, My City My SM My Art in Cagayan de Oro features works of the following artists: Abdulmari Asia Imao, Oscar Floirendo, Michael Bacol, Christopher Gomez, Nicolas Aca Jr., Nonoy Estarte, Jake Vamenta, Errol Balcos and Michelle Lua.

As a painter and sculptor, Imao infused traditional Islamic design with modernist patterns, resulting in vivid works that yearn for local color and the dream of a unified nation. Known for his unique adaptation of traditional Mindanaoan motifs – the ukkil, the naga and the sarimanok, combining all of these with cubism. Imao’s efforts got him the conferment as National Artist for Sculpture in 2006.

His son Toym, whose name was inspired from the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines annual awards, is also an artist in his own right. Toym, who follows the footsteps of his father, can be found in major cities in the Philippines, Vietnam, the United States and Europe.

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