Most successful young visual artists in Manila named by SPOT


SPOT is a go-to website for Manila events, news and reviews with its features on lifestyle, pop culture and art. It recently published the list “Top 10 Most Successful Young Artists in Manila”, compiled by writer and photographer Monica Barretto, that we talk about here.

'Natural Lies' (2010) by top-grossing Filipino artist Ronald Ventura. Image taken from

'Natural Lies' (2010) by top-grossing Filipino artist Ronald Ventura. Image taken from

Art is not exactly the career of choice for most money-seekers in the Philippines, but these artists have proved the exception. The SPOT-published list below is based on sales figures from recent auctions in Hong Kong and Singapore; international gallery shows and art competition wins aside, the top-grossing artists are,

  1. Ronald Ventura
  2. Geraldine Javier
  3. Nona Garcia
  4. Rodel Tapaya
  5. Yasmin Sison-Ching
  6. Kiko Escora
  7. Annie Cabigting
  8. Winner Jumalon
  9. Andres Barrioquinto
  10. Nikki Luna

Click here to read the full article on SPOT which lists the artists from 10 down to 1 and supplies a broad profile for each.

What do you, our readers, think of the list? Is there an artist you can’t believe didn’t make it? Thoughts are welcome in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!


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Most successful young visual artists in Manila named by SPOT — 7 Comments

  1. We also feature several notable and uprising Filipino Artist in my blog Macuha Art Gallery is an online art gallery which aims to promote and showcase the Philippine Visual Arts and the Filipino Artists. All art works shown on this blog are part of our personal art collection and not intended for any commercial purposes.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Rome. We love getting editorial suggestions from readers. We totally agree that lists of this nature would be useful for readers and art education, and we’ll definitely take your idea into consideration. Thanks again!

  3. It would be cool if someone could list down the top 100 visual artists of the Philippines listed according to all kinds of categories — Name, Age, Top-Grossing, Exhibits, Genres, etc. This kind of information will be very useful in Art Education. Yes?

  4. Whatever happened to El (Emmanuel) Cordova? His works were regularly featured
    at Sotheby’s and Christie’s during the early part of this century but has now
    dropped off the radar?

  5. Thank you for your comment. We agree that there are a number of established artists in Manila worthy of recognition. This article, however, was focussing on young artists.

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