Wilfredo “Fred” Ibanez Jr.
Fred was born in 1979 in Bacolod. At the age of 2 he got polio which affected his right leg. Consequently, Fred became aware at an early age that his disability would make an already difficult life more difficult. However, he doesn’t let this bring him down. You see, Fred is different. Besides being driven, he has an eye for appreciating and looking at things in an unconventional manner. In describing himself he says, “I’m a creative person: passionate and determined to create.” Fred pursued a degree in Advertising at La Consolacion College in Bacolod but was constrained to drop out due to financial problems.
But he did not give up. It was at this point that Fred dedicated his life to culturing his artistic talent. Fred Ibanez describes his artistic style as contemporary cubism. Counting Picasso ad Manansala as among his major influence. He works with acrylic, watercolor and terracotta for sculpture. Fred is aspiring to showcase his work in his own exhibit however you can preview his work at the COFFI Gallery in Green Hills located on the second floor of the Lifestyle Center