Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The Convicted is a series of portraits based off of mugshots collected from various sources on the web. Each painting blends elements of realism with techniques influenced by vintage commercial art such as military propaganda posters or children's storybooks, to create a unique contemporary pop art aesthetic.
Though not popularly or conventionally regarded, the Daphne in its countless variations is recognized by botanists as a symbol of temptation and heartbreak. "How many of us have gaps in our gardens where ghosts of daphnes linger in our memories?" asks librarian and author Valerie Easton.
The Lawrence Crocker Daphne is particularly known for its deep and vibrant hue of purple lavendar. Enthusiasts of pop culture may recognize that Hanna Barbera's classic 60's cartoon 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!' starred a fictional character prone to danger and imprisonment, and who herself was named after the flower and thus given a dark purple palette to complement her name. Contemporary musician and university professor Daniel Victor Snaith has also recently adapted the name, utilizing the 'Daphni' moniker to define a category of his music which he has stylized as being more 'effeminate and intuitive,' as his larger bodies of work.
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.