Size: 20"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
La Revolucion was a site-specific installation on display in Chicago from May to September in 2015. It was described as a life sized comic-style exhibit created by positioning paintings on the walls of a gallery like panels in a comic book, inviting the audience member to read an original story by walking throughout the gallery.
Curtis "Combo" Rockwell was the first of the four main characters produced for the show. Each character was designed to pay homage to a particular genre of pop culture. In this case, Combo represented stereotypical movie tropes from 80's and 90's film action films, particularly revolving around machismo.
The character portraits were designed to blend elements of my traditional portraiture with elements of the graphic novel inspired style in which the installation's paintings were rendered in.
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.