Marc John Israel: The Crayon Filipino Artist

Marc John F. Israel (blueprince312) was born in Tubigon, Bohol. His interest in art was evident at the age of 12. During his high school years, his best buddy who happened to be an artist convinced him to sign up for Drafting/Civil Technology course. Their teacher recognized his creative skills and saw great potential in him in which made him driven to excel in his craft. All projects, homework’s, and “plates” as they called it in drafting class was an outpour of effort and determination. Regrettably, unable to finance education due to financial reasons, art was set aside to make ends meet. However, this was short live and at 2012, he quit his day job to return to what he loves the most – drawing.

“My first dream was to be an author of a comics or manga so I started searching tutorials until I came across realism. Inspired by it, I began learning pencil shading, and from that, I started creating beautiful portraits; which then, evolved into colorful drawings and paintings. Pretty soon, everything was bursting with life! Poverty has its sunny side indeed. Because the only medium I had and could afford was a box of Crayola, I had to make dew of the only thing I had and it was worth it because contrary to my previous beliefs that this will not really amount to anything; I was actually able to make very good masterpieces out of crayons. This made me value crayons even more.”

As an aspiring self-taught Filipino artist known for using Crayola crayon as medium, he honed his skill further by joining Deviantart and community groups in Facebook.  He also touched basis with artist heroes such as Don Marco,” the world’s master crayon artist in which he gave him valued tips on developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola crayons.  He also took inspiration from the likes of Artgerm, Joongwon Jeong, Dirk, Heather Rooney, Diego Fazio, Corrine and other great artist he can find on DeviantArt and Facebook.

A desire to create a masterpiece starts from the imagination and then, the artist takes little steps that move the creation in the right direction. The artist does not wait for the right time or the perfect atmosphere to draw. Seizing the moment is the simple beauty and concept of Crayola art. Children do it all the time. It’s a simple technique towards expanding an artist creative energy by taking advantage of this fun and economical art medium. The key to fine art of Crayola art is developing their technical skills through a working knowledge of how to use crayons according to another master Crayola artist, Jeffrey Robert.”

At present, his works lean more towards realism and currently altering cards of Magic the Gathering and is an active administrator of an Facebook art group—“Art Freedom.” He is also an active member in “GuhitPinas and an admin in their subgroup “Guhit Pinas Bohol” and specialty group “GP Pastels and Crayon Artists.”

“Despite all the artworks and projects that have made me feel proud about myself, I believe that there is still so much to learn in this field.” ~ Marc John Israel

Watch how Marc demonstrates his unique techniques for drawing with just a box of Crayola crayons!

***A selection of crayon art masterpieces by Marc John F. Israel ***

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Jun Cambel Hong Kong Based Filipino Contemporary Artist

Mixed media art is frequently used to express political views or social statements but for contemporary artist Jun Cambel, he views art as a tool to raise people’s environmental awareness—as global climate change becomes more serious, Jun thinks that he has an obligation to express his views on the issue of environmental protection.

He prefers to use different media in the creation of his work which often allows for great versatility and a richer viewer experience as the eye uncovers the multiple layers that often characterize mixed media art. Through his art, he lifts the veil of familiarity from conventional objects and scenes – a leaf, a crumpled newspaper, an overflowing ashtray – and transmutes them into intoxicating symbols of our age. Far from harboring edifying intentions; however, Jun says he paints because he simply enjoys the art of creation. His works tend to make us ponder about yesterday’s memory, while he also likes to show current events that portray possible future scenarios.

He is currently working as the Production and Design Editor at SCMP Classified Post and the same time, is the Creative Director of his own design studio, ArTELIER Design Studio. He worked in CM Ltd and Edipresse Media for fashion and other lifestyle magazines such as Couture, MenMode and Hong Kong Tatler as Art Director from 1993 to 2007. He also taught Graphic Design and Visual Arts Communication at the Caritas College of Careers HK in 2010-11.

Jun is a product of Fine Arts at Manila’s FEATI University major in Advertising. His professional career is mainly focused on graphic design and advertising; while in May 2005, he decided to participate in the “Contemporary Filipino Artist Exhibition” – a group show at Hong Kong’s City Hall in Central. Inspired by the positive feedback he received about his works, he embarked on his first solo exhibition, “1st Expression,” at Asia Fineart Gallery in November 2005. His most recent group exhibit “Metaphor & Parody” was held at the Baguio Museum.

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Title: Eenie Meenie Miny Mo–Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 48″ X 48″ Inches–Year: 2009 Exhibited in HK Cultural Centre

Artist Statement:
“Time to change our ways for the betterment of the environment—this is an important decision to make to for future generations. Please note that there are two facial expressions. Left side with blue earth comparing to grey earth with teardrop representing we’re in the eleventh hour, rushing to correct our negligence towards environment.”

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AFTER THE RAIN Mixed Media on Canvas/Galvanise Iron Roof (Composite) 19″ X 123″ Inches 2014

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ALL IN ONE Mixed Media on Wood Block 30″ x 30″ Inches 2009

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IS IT ONDOY? (What goes around comes around) Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 48″ X 48″ Inches 2009

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HOW DARE YOU! #2 Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 24″ X 24″ Inches 2010

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DAY OFF Mixed Media on Wood (Assemblage) 40″ X 54″ Inches 2014

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LICENSED TO KILL Mixed Media on Canvas 50″ x 16″ Inches 2005

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WASTED Acrylic on Canvas 48″ x 48″ Inches 2009

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THE ELEVENTH HOUR Mixed Media on Canvas (Collage) 24″ x 24″ Inches 2010

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GREED Mixed Media on Canvas 60″ X 24″ Inches 2011

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Joel Chavez, Contemporary Realist Filipino Painter

Joel Chavez has a slightly different idea of Renaissance portraiture than the average artist. He has this contrasting idea of what a contemporary portraiture art making should be. This artist whose first solo exhibition was recently exhibited at the Art Underground Gallery in Mandaluyong City called “Redeeming the Rebirth,” who paints wonderful portraits in Renaissance style, but with eye-catching modern and contemporary touches.

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His artworks are an astonishing symbolic realism and for all the seeming influences of Renaissance Masters—Caravaggio and the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer; both who belong to a Revival Period of light and shadow are also strong influences to the art of modern Filipino artist, Joel Chavez.

These paintings make us think about what the Renaissance masters would think if they could see the world today. Chavez’s cultivates a mature stroke of art form that only a great master can achieve. His art has depth and self-control in which each painting has strong kinship to the artist of the Enlightenment period, thinkers who embodied its ideas.

“Symmetry of Glamour,” denotes the detachment between outward appearances and inward splendor while as for “Eyes are Windows to the Soul,” Chavez puts a diamond across the eyes of the woman to portray the beauty within.

“Solemnity of an Aristocrat” has a red dot painted on the nose of a well-dressed turbaned man signifies a paragon of wealth to aristocrats is as important as a sentient.

The choice of his copiousness of characters combined with the sublime techniques marks the 24-year-old artist as a painter to watch for. Chavez is a product of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) who hales from Sana Mesa, Philippines.

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“Playful Charm”
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
2015
*His version of Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” from his solo exhibition entitled “Redeeming the Rebirth” @ Art Underground

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“She wants to play a game”
oil on canvas
48 x 36″
2015
*His version of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine from his solo exhibition entitled “Redeeming the Rebirth @ Art Underground Gallery

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“Mona Chrome”
oil on canvas
48 x 24 inches
2014 @ Boston Gallery

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His version of Grant Wood’s painting ” American Gothic”
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
2015 @ Art Underground Gallery

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“Quest for Wisdom” Artwork by Joel Chavez (Part of his exhibit, Redeeming the Rebirth)

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Achievements:

  • Grand Prize — First Avida 3D Street Painting Competition 2011 (group)
  • 2nd  Place — 2nd Avida 3D Street Painting Competition 2012  (group)
  • Grand Prize — Magnolia Tumbler Design Making Competition 2010
  • Hon. Mention — Maningning Miclat Painting Competition 2011
  • Finalist Golden Season Painting Competition 2011
  • 2nd Place — Rotary On the Spot Painting Competition 2012

Exhibitions: Group Show

  • Blue Series — (2012) Big and Small Art Gallery, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Independence Day — (2012) Big and Small Art Gallery, Vietnam
  • Self Portrait — (2012) Big and Small Art Gallery, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Child — (2012) Art Center, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Pain and Pleasure — (2012) Big and Small Art Gallery, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Bonifacio — (2013) Yuchengco Museum
  • Mother and Child — (2013) Big and Small Art Gallery, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Child — (2013) Art Center, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Affordable Art — (2014) SM Aura
  • Art in the Park — (2014) Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • Ave Figuras — (2014) Art Center, 4th floor, SM Megamall
  • Group Show — (2014) Boston Gallery

CONTACT

To buy his art or inquiries for commission work, feel free to contact the artist at chavezjoel569@yahoo.com, contact no. 09051039367 and in Facebook, Art of Joel Chavez.

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Bren Bataclan, artist who gives free artwork for a promise to smile

Bren’s Bataclan is a Filipino-American artist who began his street art installation in the summer of 2003. The painting involves the artist leaving his cartoon inspired FREE paintings for takers who ‘promise to smile.’ He calls this SmileyB project. Bren started around the Boston area but has since gone worldwide with his project and has begun to paint murals and exhibit his paintings across the country.

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Bren’s Bataclan paintings in a line up! They look suspiciously smiley!

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Free painting in Budapest

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Free painting at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC.

His childhood in the Philippines helped form the characters he paints today. The color scheme he uses–effervescent and festive–is based on what he used to see when he was a kid in Manila. Anime is also a big inspiration in his work, which is why most of his creatures have big eyes—one big eye and a smaller one (his signature look). When he was 12, his family moved to San Francisco and it was there that he was exposed to street art.

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Paintings in Raleigh, North Carolina. Yep, all in one house!

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Latest group exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum

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A panoramic view of the mural hallway for Jefferson Elementary.

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Some of his best times have been collaborating with students and painting murals at schools.

Bren’s project has been featured all over— in the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Readers Digest, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe and various Philippine-based & Filipino American newspapers, TV shows and so on.

(To see all the Bren’s Bataclan’s media coverage, please click the link here)

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Finishing touches

Bren’s Kickstarter fundraising for the SmileyB project even went beyond 300% of its goal in order to give away paintings in all 50 states by the end of 2013. To top that, Heinemann published a book about Bren’s artwork.

Bren’s strategy is to drop and run. No waiting around, watching and speculating whether the art will find a caring keeper or will end up wet, cold and alone. He scouts for spaces with substantial foot traffic and benches — all the better to exhibit his art. If he can’t locate a raised platform, he will rest the piece on a step or even the ground. He prefers dark or neutral backgrounds that will defer to the gumdrop colors of his paintings. (Source)

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Colors go in by layers

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The North Pembroke Elementary School mural he finished with three inspiring quotes.

Bren’s background is in graphic design and computer animation; it should come as no surprise that his characters are so graphic, stylized and streamlined. His goal is to have the least amount of details but have the maximum amount of personality. His other goals are to bring art to people who may not typically visit art galleries and museums. Give paintings to folks who may not be able to afford original artwork and lastly, to see more smiles around the globe.

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The Smile Movement in Uganda

Prior to painting full time, Bren was a teacher and taught computer graphics and design at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at the Boston Museum School. He was also involved with the design think tank lab in Boston and was into computer animation industry in California. Bren’s received his undergraduate degree in design from UCLA with the highest distinction as a Summa Cum Laude honorary graduate. Then, he preceded his graduate degree in computer animation from the Ohio State University.

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This Boston based artist is on a mission to spread kindness and share smiles through art.

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Patrick Esmao: Too-Dimensional Filipino Artist

Name: Patrick D. Esmao

Art Form: Visual Art

Areas of Interest

I started with painting, but right now I’m exploring what I call “TOO-DIMENSIONAL ART”. Too-Dimensional stands for “very dimensional”. A wall bound sculpture using 3D geometric objects made out of paper boards. At this stage of exploring this type of art, most of my works are confined within a frame; I’m planning to make it more interactive to the audience similar to that of an installation art.

Biography:

I was born on October 30 1986 at Baras, Rizal. I took up Education at the University of Rizal System, major in Drafting. I excelled in the area of commercial arts where I developed my knowledge in colors, composition, design principles and self-expressions through visual media. I explored my creativity by joining art contest and learn from experiences.

In 2007 after graduating, I spent a year painting murals for schools. And in 2008, together with three other friends, we organized a group in Morong, Rizal known as MUSTRA ARTISTS GROUP. On the same year, I was hired as a teacher at Rizal High School in Pasig City where I teach arts for more than seven (7) years now.

Landscapes and rural scenes are the themes of my early works; this kind of subjects connects me to my roots, places where I grew up.  When I moved to Pasig City to work as full-time teacher, I frequent galleries and shows trying to learn from different artist. Different encounters lead me to rediscovering my artistry. From landscapes, I tried figurative (nude) painting. It’s a bit of a struggle because I have to borrow photo references from other people and I felt like I did not create anything in the process of reproducing other people’s photograph.  I tried abstract painting for a very short time and produce very little of these kind of work, although some of the element of my recent artworks are in abstraction.

In 2014, I experimented on a different form of texture. Instead of creating texture using paint or other thickener I decided to create depth on the base support itself using 3D geometric forms and this is what I call TOO-DIMENSIONAL ART today. I started with animals and flowers as subjects in a representational abstraction. My 2015 TOO-DIMENSIONALSCAPE SERIES is what really defines the future of the artwork that I want to pursue. In this series, I used poster board to achieve sharper edges on the 3D geometric forms. I used 165 pieces of pyramids for each of the 5 artworks. Framed and enclosed in glass to protect the material from elements. I wanted to create visual representation of an abstract concept using this type of art, but some of the artworks are inspired by physical objects that convey certain themes.

CONTACT

Facebook, Deviant Art, and Behance.

FEATURES

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WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

*TOO-DIMENSIONALS is not misspelled as Two-Dimensional. This is coined by the artist as his art has too many dimensions.

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Filipina Visual Artist: Princess Niña N. Cruz

Name of Artist: Princess Niña N. Cruz / Princess / Cess

Art Form: Visual Arts

Areas of Interest:

Still finding projects that I can commit with.

Artist Statement:

I am Princess, 19.

The one who introduced me to art is my mother. She enrolled me to an art workshop when I was only three years old. I took a rest for a couple of years then enrolled to a workshop again. In high school (UP Integrated School), we had an art class that was instructed by Anton Del Castillo, an award-winning artist. He helped me and my classmates to enhance our skills.

Now that I am in college (University of the Philippines Diliman), my course is not art-related but I still make art because it helps me remove the stress that college gives me. I can paint (acrylic & oil) but the most comfortable medium for me is charcoal pencil. Also, I still keep on exploring techniques on YouTube to be comfortable with other mediums (e.g. ballpen, watercolor, & colored pencils!) as well.

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Shailene Woodley (pencil on paper)

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Lily Collins (pencil on paper)

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Emma Watson (colored pencil on paper)

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Sherlock (watercolored pencils on paper)

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Unfinished works

Julie Delpy

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You can contact the artist here:

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Princess Margaret #FilipinaArtist featured on AURA MAGAZINE | MAY | Issue #2 – Manny Pacquiao

My second print contribution for ‪#‎AuraMagazine is here !!!!

Thank you, Miguel Livelo and Dee Sanchez of Aura Magazine for giving me the opportunity to be one of the Philippine contributors for your 2nd issue.

Maraming salamat!

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FEATURED FILIPINA ARTIST: Princess Margaret Fuentes

(You can find her at page 51)

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Princess Margaret is a self-taught artist, business owner, art teacher, and an active member of Art Association of the Philippines and Pinoy na Pinoy Visual Artists Association, Inc. since 2014.

She may be new in the art world, but art is a great part of her life.

She sees her talent as a blessing than a skill as she is a co-owner with her best friend (Janis Khiong) of a small art-school—Artventure Art Center for children and those with special needs.

“Artventure believes that art has the capacity to engaging the youth regardless of physical, emotional or developmental abilities one step at a time. It has power and wisdom beyond words.”

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Art education is essential to the development of the whole child. Artventure provides art with so much heart.

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ART JOURNEY

She sees this creative journey as a spiritual one to commune with God, express, inspire, and be enlightened to deeper self-discovery and continuous transformation.

As she listens to the creator within, her faith gives sight as she is her own muse and therefore, is allowed to nurture her artistic creativity.

And the longer she spends time on making art, the more she realizes that mood has nothing to do with creating beautiful works of art.

“It really comes and flows freely deep from the heart and soul, and the spirit playing the most part. This creative gift leads me to truth and love. And I am always willing to learn, grow and let the spirit create through me as I do all things with so much love and peace,” she quotes.

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Thank you Princess Margaret!!

I will never forget what you said, “If it is meant for me, it will never miss me.”

Continue your artistic prowess. You are extremely talented and a rising sunshine to many!!!

The Multiplatform Artist: Surrealist – Francisco “Bobit” Segismundo

Hypothesizing on the foundation that Francisco Segismundo’s work is a manifestation of his emotion, strong conviction, character, soul, and emotive myriad of intangibles animated through brush strokes, colors, and composition that bring the viewer to a state of ambiguity.

Bobit, his nickname, is inspired by his multi-colored gamut of famous characters. He quips his subject with playful satirical genial works that give subliminal images. You will usually see an adage of platitude groupings of seemingly unrelated objects and visual allusions with a blast of dramatic elements splattered all over the canvas.

His art is surrealist in nature that subjects his canvas with floating elements to parodies, and visualizes in a rhetorical manner. He injects conventional atheistic and cultural values by producing marks with nothing but nonsense and charades of our time and era gone.

Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected connections, and a statement that is not connected in a logical or clear way; however, many surrealist artists such as Bobit regard their works as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact.

“As one HK writer once said, my works are like a “who’s who and Finding Willy” in one who delivers the honesty of the subject. It is Baroque somehow. This is how I can describe my works. Somewhat culled in forms of pop Dadaist images, I sauced pop punned notable para parodies (beyond parody) contextualized in a socio politico cultural inherence. My art has ideological philosophical assemblages materializing into surrealism.”

He is an artist who remains steadfast and loyal to his train of thought and style with “gusto.” Modesty aside, due to controversies and negative interpretations of his works may have paved his invitation to the 2011 version of Florence Art Biennale in Italy and Karin Weber Gallery who brought his works in Battersea Affordable Art Fair in London.

His attitude of letting things take their own course without interfering in doing his art, having the heart to love what he is doing, and never crossing any line to hurt others with their design works which made him a master of his own style.

Francisco Segismundo is a product of University of Santo Tomas who majored in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) majoring Advertising Arts. Bobbit, now retired, who has spent most of his art career in Hong Kong, will be having his first Philippine art solo exhibit this coming July (16-29).

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Politikong Plastik at mga Huwad na Karakter ng Moro-Moro
Mixed media
42 x 93 inches
2015

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Woman of Substance
Mix media on canvas
48 x 40 inches
2014

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The Colourful World of Katrina on a Pedestal
Mixmedia on Canvas
48 x 40 inches
HK$40,000

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Struggle of the Cube
Mix media on boards mounted on wood
40 x 30 inches
2013

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Dada’s Landscape 2030
Mixmedia on Canvas
48 x 40 inches
HK$50,000 Sold

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New Geisha No.2
Mixed media on board mounted on wood
40 x 30 inches
2014

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Modern Faith
Mixmedia on Canvas
48 x 40 inches
(Collection of Mr. Manny Rubio) Sold

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Melted Thoughts
40 x 30 inches
Mix media on boards mounted on wood
2013 Sold

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Kitamura’s Mandala of Nonsense
48 x 36 inches
Mix media on canvas
2014

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Dragon Noodles
12 x 12 inches
Ink on paper
2012 Sold

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Dragon Noodles 2
40 x 30 inches
Mix media on boards mounted on wood
2014 Sold

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Rain Machine
Mixed media on canvas
48 x 36 inches

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New work, pen and ink on illustration board. 30 x 20 inches

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Beauty and the Beast
40 x 30 inches
Mix media on illustration board mounted on wood, Available

All images provided by the artist.

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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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.

Filipino Artist: Wiljun”Jay”Magsino—His art and his poetry

Wiljun “Jay” Magsino closes influence and inspiration is his father who dabbled in metal art craft as his hobby.

Since childhood, his love for drawing was evident.  Mostly self-taught, he learned the basics of drawing by reading books about art and observing the works of other artists.

His art education begun when he was in 4th year high school.  He would leave after class and head to the mall. He would stand in front of a portrait artist and sometimes wait for an hour.  He gained his initial knowledge by watching him work his magic. He said, he even got in trouble from his mother because he would stay till 12 watching the artist.

Fine Arts was his first choice in college but ended up taking architecture. Because of financial difficulty, he was forced to stopped school and worked instead.

There is a saying that where your heart and soul belongs, you will still end up there. It was 2011 when he choose to continue his passion in art.  It was not easy at first but with perseverance he followed what he loved and made art his main profession.

He studied different types of styles and mediums including digital arts. Currently, exploring the world of art because he believes that art is a vast terrain to learn about.

Now a Freelance Visual Artist and looking forward to concentrate with his two favourite medium–oil paint and staples wires.

His dream that someday Wiljun’s art will be recognized using his personal style.

As you know, he is also a poet.  But it is in Tagalog very hard to translate. For those Filipino readers,  he is one makatang poet. Enjoy!

“MAHIGPIT NA YAKAP SA BIYAYA”

biyaya ka sa akin na pinatamasa,

ako’y inilaan upang sayo’y kumalinga;

Panginoong Diyos ika’y sakin ipinagkatiwala,

kayamanan ka na walang kapareha;

habang ika’y nasa aking sinapupunan,

aking buhay sayo’y ilalaan;

ika’y aking aarugain at pakakaingatan,

hanggang sa makulay na mundo’y iyong masilayan;

aking anak ako sayo’y sabik na sabik,

aking ninanais na ika’y madampian ng aking halik;

maipadama ang pagmamahal kong hitik na hitik,

dahil pag­ibig ko sayo’y liglig at siksik;

ngunit habang ikaw ay parte pa ng aking katawan ,

aking isasaalang­alang ating kalusugan at kaligtasan;

mahigpit na yakap sayo’y aking ilalaan,

dahil ikaw saki’y biyayang nagdulot ng walang katumbas na kaligayahan.

Wiljun Magsino Art

HAPDI SA PAGLUWAL NG BINHI

kapansin­pansin ang malaking pagbabago saking katawan,

siyam na buwan ika’y mananatili sa’king sinapupunan;

tila baga mundo’y aking pinapasan­pasan,

ubod ng bigat ang aking nararamdaman;

hindi biro ang dalhin ka sa’king lumalaking tiyan,

lahat ng di kumportable aking nararamdaman;

doble ang bigat ng aking katawan,

at ako’y lubos na nahihirapan;

ngunit magkagayunpaman ika’y aking aalagaan,

sisiguraduhing mananatiling maayos iyong kalusugan;

ika’y hinding­hindi ko pababayaan,

hanggang sa ika’y lumabas at mundo’y masilayan;

at sa oras na gusto mo nang lumabas,

lahat ng sakit titiisin ibubuhos ang lakas;

di baleng hapdi aking madanas at buhay ko ang katumbas,

maipakita ko lang aking pag­ibig at sa’yo maiparanas ang magandang bukas.

hapdi

“MARUPOK NA KAGANDAHAN,PAKAINGATAN”

Kayo’y hinugot sa’ming tadyang,

upang sa buhay maging katuwang;

Nilikha na puspos ng kagandahan,

yamang nararapat pakaingatan;

Kayo’y may malasutlang damdamin,

nararapat lang na alagaan at mahalin;

na tila kayamanang babasagin,

pakaingatan yan ang pinakabibilin;

Ngunit bakit lipuna’y nagkaganito?

Naubos na ba ang lahi ng mga maginoo?

Mga kababaihan laging nabibiktima,

ng mga taong walang alam kundi manamantala;

isang dalaga ginahasa, minolesya, pinatay,

sa mga pahayagan palaging nakahimlay;

palaging laman ng mga pornograpong larawan,

nasaan na ang pagpapahalaga natin sa mga kababaihan?

hindi ko mawari hindi maaninag,

aking damdami’t saloobi’y nababagabag;

nasaan na ang pagpapahalaga ni florante kay laura?

unti­unting natakpan at nawala na;

Kaya aking nilikha itong tula,

upang magsilbing paunawa sa bawat madla;

Pagpapahalaga nawa sa bawat kababaihan huwag mabalewala,

sila’y respetuhin, mahalin, pakaingatan yan ang dapat na adhika;

Laging isipin na sila’y kayamanang maituturing,

tila isang diyamanteng makislap maningning;

Pag­ibig na sapat sa kanila’y nararapat,

na sa kanila’y ibigay ng puspos at tapat.

Wiljun Art

Here are several videos of his art in action:

Staple Art

“Petronas Tower” Watercolour Speed Painting

“Cry out to Jesus” ; Coffee Speedpainting

All images provided by the artist.