Recent work of Paul Hilario
Los Banos, Laguna

Paul's paintings and their descriptions (in his own words ...)

BUGAW (Shoo!)
This painting is about at least two subjects. One subject is about the environment. Notice the slingshot on the boy's pocket? He decided not to hurt or kill any of the birds. Also, if you can feel the way I feel about the painting, don't you get the impression that they are rejoicing? The two kid's raised arms are in celebration of a forthcoming bountiful rice harvest. The fields are heavily filled with golden rice.

Salat Nguni't Sapat (Not Enough but Enough)
Many children in rural areas in the Philippines walk miles just to get to school.
They wear ragged clothes, worn out and broken footwear and have barely enough money for food and school supplies. Some classes have more than 40 students so everybody has to share tables and chairs and the room is cramped. But surprisingly so they feel happy that they have the opportunity to go to school while many don't have that chance at all. This is an example of a trait of Filipinos - to always look at the brighter side of things no matter how trying times can be.

About Paul
Paul is an up-and-coming artist in the Philippines. He has been making art as young as 4 years old and at that early age he knew that he wanted to be an artist. It is only recently, however, that he decided to give art a serious professional chance as a career. He creates art from 3:00 am to 6:30 am and transforms into a museum curator from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Paul has developed his own signature style of art, and relishes in creating not just for the viewer's eyes but to also stimulate other senses and emotions as well. His subjects can be drawn from anything around him but most of his works are taken from cultural and environmental themes, with both sometimes curiously intersecting in one canvas. He subtlety includes hidden messages, stories, and lessons in the paintings. Paul prefers to use a lot of bright colours and high contrast. His style is eclectic. He mix and matches impressionism with pop, low brow, cubism and fauvism. His work is generally identified between impressionism, pop and naif art. He considers Vincent Van Gogh and Filipino painter Marcel Antonio as his art influences.