Mandala art of Manobo artist showcased in Berlin

Artist and Benilde Design Basis educator Carlito Camahalan Amalla.
Visible artist Carlito Camahalan Amalla, a member of the Agusanon Manobo tribe, paid homage to the Filipino indigenous communities in his current solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
Titled “Mandala: Live performance of Cultures,” it featured a group of 12 modern mandala artwork—wooden carvings with acrylic paint and repoussé brass sheet—impressed from unearthed Surigao and Butuan gold from historical civilizations.
Mandalas by Amalla.
Amalla, founder and head of the Agusan Artists Affiliation in Butuan Metropolis and the Balangay Artists Affiliation in Manila, utilized the mandala as a religious and ritual image in Asian cultures to encapsulate, narrate and embrace the various and dynamic nature, tradition and literature of the Filipino lives.
“Mandala is a logo of the universe in its very best type,” he said. “It signifies the transformation of the cosmic life from chaos, challenges, and struggles into order, natural unity and pleasure. Additionally it is a type of prayer and meditation.”
Every bit showcased a radial design that represents a kaleidoscope of indicators and meanings, a collective group and the artist’s position in safeguarding the Philippine ecosystem from exploitation and destruction. “It’s an homage to the Philippine indigenous tribes, whose lives are intrinsically linked with the world they inhabit, the normal data of their ancestors and the religious realm of their deities,” Amalla defined.
Visible artist and Benilde Design Basis educator Carlito Camahalan Amalla.
Amalla is a performer, puppeteer, dancer, chanter, musician, ceramist and researcher who has participated in exhibitions in Wales, Belgium, England and USA.
He holds a Bachelor in Positive Arts diploma main in Sculpture and a grasp’s in Artwork Historical past from the College of the Philippines. He’s a recipient of the 2021 Asia Pacific Luminare Award and 2020 Excellent Management in Tradition and the Arts Award in New York Metropolis. He teaches ar the Design Basis of the Faculty of Arts, Tradition and Efficiency of the De La Salle-Faculty of Saint Benilde.