Mauro Malang Santos, more popularly known as “Malang,” is recognized for his trademark paintings depicting such favorite subjects as women vendors and cityscapes. An acclaimed colorist, his canvases exude cheer and gaiety with bursts of orange, yellow, red, green and a profusion of other bright hues.
Philamlife is hosting The Forgotten Malang as part of its 60th anniversary celebration and its corporate commitment to support the arts.
Also showcased are some of the artist’s drawings for a regular column in This Week magazine called “That’s the Law,” illustrating interesting ordinances; and for fiction features written by the likes of Carlos Bulosan and S.V. Espistola.
Today, with the simple lines and graphic compositions found in many of his works, it is quite obvious that the cartoonist in Malang somehow still prevails.
Viewing hours for The Forgotten Malang: A Career in Cartoons are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturdays. For inquiries, text or call (0917) 880-4754, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.