Emmanuel Garibay is a Philippine painter known as much for his expressionist figurative style as for the content of many of his works, which often express a keen social and political consciousness. After graduating from the University of the Philippines with a degree in fine arts, he studied European and Philippine masters on his own. His first exhibition was held in 1993, and he built on some of the recognition he received there by exhibiting and traveling more widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Garibay often paints ordinary people in scenes of political, religious, and social complexity, where controversial issues of justice and truth are presented vigorously and colorfully.
“Art is all about an idea that you want to share, a way of seeing the world that you want people to appreciate in their world.”