Glenn A. BautistaBIOSKETCH:

Body of work

 

Glenn’s art has been variously described as impressionistic, surreal, or futuristic. But as much as his art defies neat categorization, the artist himself evidently eccentric, Glenn Bautista is without doubt a master of the visual arts, proof of which is his extensive body of work. He has done paintings in oil and pastel, sketches on hand-made cogon-abaca paper, watercolours, collages, airbrush murals, street rubbings, bas-reliefs, cut-outs and sculptures, lithographs using the litho-press that he himself constructed, photography and videography, digital art, and even interactive net art.

Glenn’StudioGlenn also successfully completed a personal architectural project, Glenn’Studio, which not only demonstrates his versatility and multidimensionality as an artist but also erected an enduring embodiment of his views and values on art and life. Located in Imus, Cavite, Philippines, Glenn’Studio houses the artist’s 300 Personal Artwork Collection, which includes pieces dating back to 1963 as well as current works.

For over four decades, Glenn has created art with hardly a pause. His oeuvre to date features the following major works and themes:

Providence ‘67
Airport2 ‘85
Predestrianlanecomp ‘89
Rice Storage in Muros ‘06
Flowerscape1 ‘09
  • Religious paintings in oil
  • Bocobo Mural (on permanent display at the UP Law Center; printed as Philippine postage stamp)
  • Rizal Monument / pen-and-ink (1966-67)
  • Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Centennial Mural (1969)
  • Sketches Series (1965-72)
  • Portraits (1967-80)
  • Inner-Light Series (1975)
  • Prudential Bank, Makati branch / Mural (1975)
  • In Search of the Divine (1976)
  • Lithographs and Etchings (1976-85)
  • Nude Pastels (1978-79)
  • Art Photos (1980-82)
  • Pencil Pastel Drawings (1980-82)
  • Cogon-Abaca Drawings (1981-82)
  • Zenscapes (1980-81)
  • Collages-Rubbings (1980-83)
  • Soft Pastel Compositions (1982-83)
  • Pilipinas / Philippine Consulate, Düsseldorf, Germany (1983)
  • Creation Photo Series (1982-88)
  • Bas-Reliefs (1984)
  • Nature & Technology / Cosmic-Futuristic Compositions (1981-85)
  • Watercolors (1982-88)
  • Sculptures (1980-90)
  • Cut / Torn / Folded works in paper (1989)
  • New Earth Series (1992-95)
  • Golfscapes / Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club (1994-97)
  • Abstractions in Oil (1998)
  • Christian Art (1991-95)
  • Digital Art Series (1998-2005)
  • Heaven & Earth Series / Large-format Oils (2005-08)
  • Pastels in Texas, USA