The King of Komiks, Francisco V. Coching, Holds Its Centennial Exhibit at SM Aura Premier

2/23/2019 08:08:00 AM

Komiks has been part of  my childhood and I don't know how many Komiks were there in our house before, all I know is that my Mother loves to read Komiks. I am glad that they allowed me to read some back then. I like reading komiks and I'm amazed how artists express their story through the  drawings and how the conversation was presented.

In line with this, I was invited to attend and cover the opening of the Francisco V. Coching's Centennial Exhibit. The King of Komiks and Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts, Francisco V. Conching opens all his works at SM Aura.

Francisco V. Conching was recognized as Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts in June 2014 for giving for, in words and artwork, to the complex mix of mythology, romance, human drama, legends and heroes that somehow developed the visual consciousness of the ordinary Filipinos from the 1940's up to his retirement in 1973.

 He mesmerized readers with his ink and brush drawings. Fine fluid lines, dramatic compositions and unusual perspectives are the hallmarks of a Coching artwork. He was a master storyteller, who created plots simmering with action, adventure and fantasy. Almost all of his sixty-some serialized novels were made into popular movies. It is believed that Coching's komiks helped promote the national language in the country.

Coching succeeded in bridging the gap between fine art and popular art. He initiated aspiring artists into comics illustration, in fact, his art style is still being emulated by countless artists in contemporary art, painting and animation.

Mommies, the exhibit will last until February 24, 2019 at SM Aura, it will be your time to spend some moment with your loved ones, specially with your kids, and be amazed with the Komiks exhibit and appreciate the artworks of our national artist.

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