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   Aaron Villamayor Bautista conducted his studies in 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 woods on heavily textured enamel and oil paints.  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, dynamic, and are often inspired by familiar images of nostalgic dreamscapes taken from his childhood memories of old Angono, Rizal, Philippines.  Aaron was also a top 10 finalist at the Metrobank Painting Competition (1995) and a finalist of the Shell National Students’ Art Competition (1994-1995).  Aaron has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and held multiple solo exhibitions.  He has conducted art seminars and art workshops around the Philippines.  He has been a big part of art workshops such as Artskul sa Barangay and many more which is a free summer art workshop in Angono, Rizal, Philippines started in 2011.  In March 2012, he represented Neo Angono and Taring Padi in an Artists’ Exchange Program held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Aaron was a recipient of the Sangguniang Bayan Natatanging Mamamayan Awards in the Visual Arts of Angono in 2012.  His recent exhibit Reconstruct.  Aside from pursuing his passion in creating beautiful art pieces relating to his life experiences, Aaron is also a part-time teacher and a member of the Neo Angono Artists Collective.