Let’s have a closer look into this kid’s compositions. It won’t take you much to conclude that he comprehends far beyond his age. His introspection about art, his brushstroke and brighter demeanor across the canvas at such a tender age has tremendously surprised the world. 12-year-old Philippines’ artist Hamzah Marbella has stormed the world by his advanced and impressive technical aptitude, narrative-like compositions, abstraction of features and distinctive vision that are prominent in his invigorating Philippine art scenes.
Hamzah Marbella’s artworks – smiling women with cats and fish in pastoral settings with abstract features flat-dimensions and extended necks – prompt art lovers to enter wonderful visualization of the world. Besides being a proud recipient and receiver of more than fifty national and international accolades and awards including Special Citation from the National Commission for Culture, an Outstanding Artist Award and the Arts (NCCA) and a Certificate of Recognition at the UN International Children’s Art Competition, he is the youngest member of the Artists Association of the Philippines. He started painting at the age of 2 and has produced approximately 300 wonderful artworks some of which have been featured at the Asian exhibitions and have been appeared at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.