Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The Stateshifter collection is a series of paintings rendered in a more frenetic pattern, in an attempt to capture or express the radical or drastic nature of a shifting mood.
This particular piece is the most impulsive of the all the ones created so far in the series. I balance a celebration of color with an ambiguously stoic expression and an almost 'whitewashed,' face. While the man is of Asian origin, I made certain to use a face that did not resemble mine, as it is less a portrait of myself as it as a portrait of a common experience among the Asian-Americans growing up as minorities.
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.