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Amangpintor "Lito" is always depicting the life of Pantabangan from the 70s (time where the town of Pantabangan was submerged by the water) to the present with the style of creating image of Minggan on every painting that he made. Pantabangan has sacrificed its land as it was drowned and made into a dam for the benefit of other towns by providing ample water supply for their crops. His ritual in painting is using his own hair as one of his medium on the canvas with his blood signature at the right side of the paintings. (from wikipedia)






Visiting Artist to Atlanta Georgia


Elito Circa known as Amangpintor visited the United State of America particularly in Atlanta, Georgia as guest artist in the Filipino community last June 25 to 30, 2017 through the help of Ador Aguilar (Host), Willy Blanco and Pia Valeriano. Part of his travel is to find foreign partners and donors for the future projects of their Rotary Club. Amangpintor as president of Rotary Club of San Jose Golden Harvest was invited to perform actual hand painting in the Filipino-American Chamber of C ...Click to read more


Resurrecting Folk Arts on Easter Sunday
(by Carlos Marquez 4/17/2017)


ON the evening of Easter Sunday, Heber Bartolome and Elito Circa gave the kiss of life to folk arts that today’s gadgets and social media are unwittingly killing. As Bartolome finished a couple of his 1970s signature protest songs, Circa was done with his four paintings before a visibly awed “A Night of Folk Music and Painting” audience at the Harvest Hotel, in Cabanatuan City. The folk art dinner show was sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Jose Golden Harvest and Rotary Club of Caba ...Click to read more


Amangpintor nagbahagi ng karanasan sa sining sa Bolinao Integrated School


Maaga pa lamang ay gumayak na ang mga estudyante ng Bolinao Integrated School sa Bolinao, Pangasinan upang makinig sa pagbabahagi ng kaalamang pansining at saksihan ang aktong pagpipinta ng tinag-uriang ama ng Indigenouism art at kilalang "hair and blood folk painter" ng Pilipinas na si Elito Circa o mas kilala bilang Amangpintor. Sa unang bahagi, ipinakilala ni Ginang Rogean C. Caasi - punong guro ng paaralan - ang panauhing tagapagsalita, sa simula ibinahagi ni Amangpintor ang kanyang ...Click to read more

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Artist with blood on his hands
(by Constantino C. Tejero - PDI Lifesyle 3/6/2017)


A folk artist who draws from—and is revered by—the folk community is Elito Villaflor Circa, the contemporary folk artist of Pantabangan town in Nueva Ecija. Relatively young at 47, he is not only reverentially called “Amangpintor” (Father Painter) by his people; his artworks are also being collected internationally, some even housed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. But he is proudest that they’re collected by his own people. “Nakakalat ngayon sa buong Pantabangan ...Click to read more


Anahaw Faces blood-using painter behind Duterte art
(by Theresa G. Dangkulos 12/4/2016)

Life is a continuous cycle. This is the philosophy of man who was dubbed as “Hair and Blood Artist of Nueva Ecija” named Elito V. Circa who believes in the process of reincarnation. The 46-year-old painter, residing in Brgy. Sto. Tomas, San Jose City, is a father of two, and the husband of Mrs. Teresita Circa, Head Teacher of Caanawan High School (CHS). Circa, also known as “Amangpintor” is the artist behind the “A Thousand and One Lives” mural painting project of the Department of Education (DepEd), Division of San Jose City, wherein more than 1,000 of its employees and other individuals donated strands of hair and drops of blood mixed with oil paints to be incorporated in the mural. The said painting was the first artwork created with the combination of hair and blood whic ...Click to read more

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Bahagdan (6/20/2017) - Bawat dekada masasabi kong bahagdan ng aking buhay mula 1970, 80s, 90s hanggang 2017. Di ko na mahimay ang sakripisyo at karanasan bilang isang alagad ng sining sa mga bahagdang nilakaran ko. May mga apakan ng hagdan na hanggat maaari ay iwasan ko, . . . Click to read more

The Boy who painted with blood (5/18/2017) - While I was in the Philippines I had the privilege of meeting many amazing and influential people who were once sponsored through World Vision. But the story of Elito Circa...also know to the world of folk art as "Amangpintor, the man who paints with . . . Click to read more

Pormula sa buhay ko (2/17/2017) - Kay sarap balikbalikan ang mga alaala lalo't napapanuod mo pa. Kaya lahat ng video ko ipinag-a upload ko na sa personal page ko sa YOUTUBE.COM/AMANGPINTOR, tapos categorized by event. Gumawa rin ako ng personal website ko AMANGPINTOR.NET naka databas . . . Click to read more

FACES: The Folk Artist (12/30/2016) - Source: Philippine Rotary Magazine, December 2016 Issue “One should follow a philosophy that would guide him in creating his masterpieces,” Elito Villaflor Circa replied when asked about the most important qualification an aspiring artist shou . . . Click to read more



Kaibig (2/14/2017) - Kasama na, kakambal ng pusong umiral ang pagiging tayo Kasining, kalakbay, kaagapay sa tinahak at pagtahak sa buhay Kadasal, kapangarap, kapanaginip sa magiging supling natin Kagusto, kanais na maging kaibig kasabay ng lagda sa harap ng altar N . . . Click to read more

Langkay na Signal ng Pag-ibig (11/25/2016) - Kataga ni Elito V. Circa (10/14/2003) Tunog ni Nelson Buisel (11/25/2016) Intro: C G Dm 2x I: C G F C G Dm Mapalad ka kaluluwang mang-hihimig Na may marami nang nagawang himig Dahil may kabayo kang magagamit Patungo sa lahi sa karatig ng ating d . . . Click to read more

Bayan ni bayani, bayani ng bayan (11/29/2010) - Sa panahon ngayon, malaki ang population, komputerisasyon at alam nating super high tech, pero hanggang ngayon iilan lang ang mga bayaning alam natin dahil sa libro at manunulat at ilan lang ang alam nating mga tunay na bayani na nasaksihan ng ating . . . Click to read more

Pagsapo sa mga Luha ng Kandila (11/27/2010) - Ako`y simbolo ng malinis, dalisay at makasining na pagkatao Apoy ko`y buhay ng makasining na tumatanglaw sa landas ng kamakasining at tatanglaw sa daan ng kalikasan. Sa bawat patak ng luha ng aking buhay, may makasining na taos-pusong handang tumu . . . Click to read more



Elito Circa - Wikipedia



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