GISSELE BAUTISTA, MINERVA, acrylic on canvas, 60.96 x 91.44 cm) -- $750
GISSELE BAUTISTA, PHILIPPINES
Gissele Bautista is an artist, creative director, and designer based in Manila, Philippines. She grew up as an art hobbyist then pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Santo Tomas. She worked as a creative in the advertising industry for 15 years while pursuing her many passion projects on the side - painting, block printmaking, and being involved in art exhibitions. In 2020, she decided to focus more on her art.
Finding beauty in which others often overlook, is what she chooses to create. Her paintings are a result of years of countless style experimentations and her constant effort to differentiate herself from her peers.
Working mostly using acrylic paints, her subjects are usually women, women characters, their thoughts, feelings, and the scenarios they’re going through. She combines them with florals that branch out as her subjects open up and bloom. Details are meticulously painted with iridescent paints that give off colors and added dimensions when illuminated.