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THE SKETCH

Manuel Ocampo

In The Sketch, an artist who will be featured in our next issue provides a drawing of an upcoming project

Notorious for his anarchic and perverse paintings, Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo has established himself as an iconoclastic provocateur and prankster in contemporary art over the past two decades. His cerebral yet visceral work merges aesthetics of kitsch and abstraction with sacrilegious iconography and political satire. Illustrated in this sketch for a painting are exaggerated portraits of Jesus Christ, spooked, irate or ghostly faces, and figures dressed in military regalia.

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