Manuel Ocampo
Philippines/United States, b. 1965

For me, a painting is something that goes beyond thought. . . . In order for it to be an artwork, I need to put a lot of trauma into it.

Manuel Ocampo, “First Look: Manuel Ocampo,” conversation with Karin Oen at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, September 3, 2015, video, 58:10 minutes, available at