Visual Artist: Gina Apostol talks about her art and Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

The BAHAGREYNA, oil on wood

Gina Apostal exudes a strong personality through her artworks which mostly deal with femininity issues. Her style is her own which is universal in nature and personal as well.

Her art speaks about women issues in regards to sexuality and health, poverty, and empowerment. During the lowest point in her life, she created her alter ego—The BAHAGREYNA. This refers to a warrior-spirited woman, an epitome of a carefree and daring warrior who had become Apostol’s weapon in resolving her personal conflict.

Gina Apostol’s work on wood sculpture of women dancing as if flying to a higher momentum to her inner journey—no prejudice to creed, race, or philosophical orientation: her art will simply visualize her thoughts to augment yours. She has have been the queen of the wild forests for so long and who runs with the wolves—all coming from her dream to her art. To her, sensuality belongs to all gender. It rests in one’s soul … the dance is harmony longing to set the body free. Born free, set free….let it fly….

Often warriors are depicted as forceful souls; they embody qualities of strength, courage, and determination. Such as her alter ego, a woman has emerged as a stronger sex—a woman with the ability to weather storms that come in their life only to become stronger and wiser.  Do not judge a woman who looks physically frail and gets emotional at times but hidden behind that façade is a strong heart and spirit that cannot be broken.

She believes that the warrior spirit is in us all, to a greater or lesser extent. Our spirit can be used to help rid the world of sexism, racism, and the ethnocentricity that tries to impose its will on others. It can eliminate the contentious lack of civility that is now commonplace, while encouraging voices to speak up for what is right.

Gina Apostol is an art teacher and also an active promoter of microenterprises. She is the president of the Ilonggo Microentrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative, which covers food and crafts based in Iloilo.

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Spearheading an art activity as interim chairman of IVAC ( Iloilo Visual Artists Collective) during a christmas party.

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Rose Whisperer, 16 in x 20 in, oil on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Last Fine Day To Fly, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Lightness of Being, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Madam Yolanda, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Whimsical Horse, 2 ft x 2 ft, oil on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

For Sophie II, 18 in x 20 in, acrylic on canvass 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Comfort Buddies, 18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Arianne Seduction, 12 in x 14 in, acrylic on canvas 2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Rumi’s Ball, 20 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Norturnal Nurture, 3 ft x 4 ft, acrylic on canvas 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Breathe Through, 4 ft x 5 ft, acrylic on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

WILLOW 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

The Lunar Haunt, 18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas
2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Story of Surya – OFW #13666, 14 in x 18 in,
acrylic on canvas, 2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Last Flight- RH, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Pork Barrel Scam, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

For Sophie I, 18 in x 24 in, acrylic on canvas 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Wrath of Octananda, 18 in x 24 in, watercolor on paper 2013

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Rhapsody in my Mind, 4 ft x 5 ft, acrylic on canvas 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Bucket of Lies, 18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas 2015

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Sense of A Woman, 18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas 2014

Gina Apostol,  Bahagreyna, The Warrior Spirited Woman, Art, Art Feature, Art Profile, Artist, Art Works, Visual Artist, Filipino Artist, Filipina Artist, Pinay Artist, Feminist Artist, Feminist Art, Feminism Art, Feminist Artworks, Feminism, Iloilo, Philippines

Immersion, 18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas 2014

All artworks provided by the artist.

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3 Comments

  1. Good day, ma’am. We are students from UPHSI, and we are currently studying Ms. Gina Apostol’s paintings for our research class. May we ask if by chance, you know how we could contact her? Thank you very much, ma’am.

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    1. Hello Angeli – here is her Facebook account you can message her there.
      https://www.facebook.com/gina.apostol1?fref=ts

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      1. Thank you so much, ma’am. God bless. 😊

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