Aster Tecson

Mindoro, Philippines 1950

Having lived in Sagada and Baguio, he did several paintings on indigenous warriors of the Cordilleras, which according to Alice Guilermo were influenced by Eduardo Masferre’s photographs. His works are visually complex and intricate in details, at times hyperrealist, at times surrealist in tendency.

Identified with the social realist group, he paints about the struggles of indigenous peoples for their ancestral lands, and against militarization, human rights violations, and imperialism.