Size: 20"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Originally an unfinished study for my Experimental Portraiture collection, this painting became an originating point for an evolution of my style and technique that further explores the disruption of perception through a formal study of the medium of painting. As usual, I look to expressionism and surrealism for inspiration in rendering a portrait in a manner that reflects the complexity of perception when filtered through a mental complication such as trauma, anxiety, desire or fear.
Julius Bautista is a Filipino-American Chicago based visual artist and USMC veteran passionate about science, psychology, and philosophy. Since pursuing a BFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he has worked in various artist collectives with the goal of increasing accessibility to the arts. His work, a contemporary mix of creative influences, has shown in galleries nationwide. His portfolio can be found at juliusdcbautista.com.