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Arturo Luz

A Quest for Simplicity

By Marlyne Sahakian

MIRAGE, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 76.2 x 152.4 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Manila Contemporary, Manila. 

Throughout his career, Arturo Luz has been involved in the arts in almost innumerable ways, not least as a highly acclaimed modernist artist whose work spans six decades and a variety of mediums, from sculpture and painting to collage and photography. Born in 1926, his artistic education was astonishingly various and far-flung. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design in Manila before…

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