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Paul Hilario

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Domesticated, 2013 Acrylic 48" By 48" © Paul Hilario
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Sa Lalim ng Gabi, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 48 © Paul Hilario
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Josie, Joy, and Jubilee, 2013 Acrylic On Canvas 36" By 24" © Paul Hilario
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Dubitatio, 2012 Acrylic 48" By 36" © Paul Hilario
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Fraus, 2012 Acrylic 24" By 30" © Paul Hilario
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Fortune Sellers, 2013 Acrylic 36" By 48" © Paul Hilario
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Flower Fortitude, 2013 Acrylic 48" By 36" © Paul Hilario
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Hindi Dahil Bago, Bagay. Hindi Dahil Moderno, Terno, 2013 Acrylic 36" By 48" © Paul Hilario
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Metanoia and Sequela, 2013 Acrylic 48" By 36" © Paul Hilario
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The Jester Queen, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 36 Inches © Paul Hilario
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philippines
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Representing galleries
Qube Gallery, A4S, Ysobel Gallery, Gallery Big, Utterly Art Gallery, Gallery Nine
Tags
filipino, contemporary, Painter, philippines, figurative, surrealism
The Art of Paul Hilario

About the Artist

Being a painter was never an option for me when I was growing up. Coming from a developing country - the Philippines -  art wasn't high on the list of professions that one would wish to pursue. And yet, here I am, years after a sales & marketing and science career, I have rediscovered where my heart really belongs.  

I consider myself a creative barbarian. My path to professional painting was without formal art training. I have not walked on sacred halls of any fine art school and yet I sincerely believe that I was born with enough imaginative hemoglobin streaming through my cerebral arteries helping my hand spread paint onto canvas sometimes convulsively, certainly variably, always creatively. 

I relish in making art that are not just for your eyes but for other senses and with sensibilities too. I make art that talk. I enjoy art that tickle your mind, some analytical, evocative, and most often splashed with flavorful colors. My choice of themes spans both ends - from the blissful to the brooding.  

Initially, I was influenced by the paintings of the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh and Filipino modernist Vicente Manansala, until I stumbled upon the Marcel Antonio virtual school of art. Much encouraged at school, I travelled back to the Byzantine era (330 to 1453) to learn old master techniques and then time-warped back to contemporary art times to mix in my own art signature. 

Although far from being a famous artist, my works have already silently found their way to collectors in Australia, Canada, Dubai, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, UK and the USA.

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