Aaron Villamayor Bautista was born September 2, 1973 in Angono Rizal. He conducted his studies on the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts Majoring in Painting. Bautista’s works employ the usage of found objects, such as corrugated boards, discarded coins, nails, and even enamel paint. His abstracts serve as visual metaphors of his hometown’s ongoing process of development towards urbanization, in both literal and allegorical aspects. Strong colors bleed simultaneously and spontaneously, along with some alternating crisscross of black and white lines. Gold and silver hues are also noticeable in his works, along with a pair of powerful play of colors such as red, yellow and blue. His works are vibrant and dynamic, and are often inspired by familiar images or nostalgic dreamscapes taken from his childhood memories of old Angono. Aaron is also a top 10 finalist at Metrobank’s Painting Competition(1995) and a finalist of Shell National Student Art Competition(1994,1995). He was a resource person at the 1st Angono Art Congress. Aaron has also conducted numerous Art Seminars and Workshops around the Philippines. He is also a member of Neo Angono Artist Collective Incorporated, Angono Ateliers Association,and Artepinas associated. “Rustic Scenes” is his 11th solo exhibtion.
Lives and works in Manila, The Philippines