“I want the viewers to see in my work an attempt to condense Cirilo’s complex phrasing into simple illustrations, in order to give light, color, and maybe humour
to the otherwise dark and gloomy tone of his poetry.”


Gringo Benedicto is an illustrator and muralist from Bacolod City.

Pre-covid, he split his time between Bacolod and Siargao Island.
Graduating from the Institute for Culinary Arts, University of St. La Salle Bacolod
in 2009, he juggles work in the kitchen and doing art.
He has had two solo shows at The House of Frida Gallery in Bacolod
and has done murals in different parts of the country.