Mark Copino, more popularly known as ‘Kidlat’, was born in 1981. He is a contemporary artist living and working in Cebu, Philippines.
After leaving art school, the streets became a recreational ground that paved way for Kidlat’s socio-political art to be viewed by the masses. He, along with other street artists, founded Cebu’s most active street art groups at the time ‘Ubec Crew’ and the Junks Collective. Well-known as a conceptual artist, KIDLAT’s thought-provoking work shows off symbolic subjects in minimalist compositions. This establishes a mysterious yet straightforward dialogue with anyone who dissects his art.
After mounting his second solo exhibition in Qube Gallery in 2017 and having joined group shows with notable entries in Art Apart Singapore 2015 and Art Kaohsiung 2016, Kidlat has now carved his name in the local contemporary art scene with a growing follower base.