Black and White Series 3

$ 562.50

Artwork Dimension: 15″ W x 32.5″ H

Acrylic on Wood

Artist: Philipp Badon
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Born in Manila, on 18 August 1957. In 1970, he enrolled high school in the University of the East in Manila. In 1974, his eldest sister Suzette did portraits for five years, and during this time he encouraged Philipp to take up advertising. Instead, Philipp entered UE to major in painting, supporting his way through college as a coder at the Philippine President Lines. Badon sold his first painting to ballet luminary Joji Felix Velarde who saw Women in Forest in the UE Fine Arts stock room in 1977. He eventually received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the School of Music and Arts in the University of the East in 1980. Badon had more than 20 one man shows in Australia, New York, Malaysia, Singapore and in the Philippines. He also participated in more than a hundred group shows around the country.

In 1981, he married Thelma Llorico whom he has three children. Four years after, he was invited together with Llorico to teach at the Ganesh Art Center by the UE Humanities professors. In 1985, he also began his two year teaching stint at Yvonne Jurado’s Academie Beaux Arts at the Legaspi Towers. At the same time, he also curated the Galleria delas Islas located at Calle Real del Palacio in Manila, where he was exposed to indigenous tribal crafts and rituals that would cast a large influence on his art.

He makes studies that are mostly for commissioned pieces. His wildly varied theme runs from the common mother-and-daughter figures to the galactic impressions and erotic art. His style has been commonly drawn into comparisons – rightly or wrongly – to early Picasso without the dark mood but with a splash of color. Badon cracked the Hollywood art circle when Tom Hanks, Diana Ross and Roberta Flack became his regular clients.

In Manila, among his local celebrity clients includes TV host and personality Boy Abunda who is not shy to drop a line about his growing collection of Badon impressionists and figures which he exhibits in his house.

Selected Local One Man Exhibitions

2005- First Blood. Passion Art Gallery SM Megamall

October 2004- Free Art Form, Feel Freedom. 3rd Level, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center

September 2003- Spiritual Art, Revolutionary Art. Art Elements Gallery SM Megamall

August 2003- Disectionism, Abruptionalism. Home and Lifestyle Center Eastwood City

April 2002- Guts and Glory. Surreala Café

July 2001- Transformative Genre ABC Gallery

June 15 – July 30, 2000 – Boracay Sojourn. Boracay Art Gallery

March 31, 2000- Eclectic Expressions. Kaffe Sining Art Gallery J

March 24, 2000 – Ina-alay – A Tribute to Women – Lupon Art Gallery

November 17, 1999 – Surreal Landscapes and Sculpture Expressions. Ma-I Gallery, Ayala Museum

July 1999- La Union – A Peaceful Friend. Philippine Heart Center, Medical Arts Lobby

April 1999- Alay Kay Ama. Old Manila Gallery Ang Bahay ng Alumni Bldg.University of the Philippines Diliman

December 1998 – Extremes. Café Matina J.Nakpil St.

April 1997- Cordillera . George Sison’s Art Gallery

May 1996- Flowers of May. Heritage Art Gallery SM MegaMall Artwalk

July 1995- Maynila. Manila Hotel Gallery

June 1994- Recent Watercolor. Berenguer-Topacio Gallery

April 1994- Pag-aalay. San Miguel Bldg.

June 1993 – Sa Pag-ikot ng Panahon. Lopez Museum

October 1989- Drawings. Hiraya Gallery

February 1989- Inner Vision. Heritage Art Gallery

April 1988- Out-of-the-Blue. Galerie Bleue

August 1983- People, Places and Scapes. Luce Auditorium

March 1982- Pananaw-Pansin. Café Rafaelita Gallery

September 1981- Expressions. Heritage Art Gallery

Selected International One Man Exhibitions
  • The Art Collectors Guidebook 2005
  • Different Faces of Mother and Child in the Philippines 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Philippine Art 2004
  • Art Across the Philippines 2003
  • Folk Influence: On Modern Philippine Art 2002
  • Kayumangi: Biographies of Philippine Visual Artist 2000
  • A Vision of Makati City 1998
  • Award Winners: A Visual Arts Registry 1996
  • History in the Brewing San Miguel Corporation 1994
  • 20th Century Filipino Artists Vol. II 1992