By Handu-Larawan | 11:57 AM September 29, 2021
Born and raised in Mansasa District, Tagbilaran City, Eric Catot has practically been around, what with a versatility that enables him to express himself artistically in various forms and art media.
Even as he considers himself a visual artist first and foremost, he is also a musician, specializing in the making of indigenous instruments and playing them with remarkable flair; in fact, he is a member of Tadiyundi, a local collaborative instrumentalist group known for their world music performances during special gathering and events. He is also skillful as a sculptor, carpenter and craftsman, even landscaping. He has done production designing for various festivals here in Bohol and in neighboring provinces.
While he mainly does decorative art, he also produces serious artworks, canvasses depicting day-to-day life done in delicate hues that betray his intuitive nature and artistic vision, as well as a sensitivity to the world around him. Many of his artwork are now in private collections and business establishment.
In 2019, he was commissioned to do artworks for a bed and breakfast facility in Thailand.
Eric Catot considers himself to be a dedicated and supportive family person to his two kids and his partner.
In the Handu-Larawan Visual Arts Exhibit, we look forward to seeing his artworks depicting the theme “Memories of Rural Childhood.
The public can see the artworks of Eric Catot at the Escuela de Ninas, formerly the vacated National Museum – Bohol, on Wednesday, Sept. 29.