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Dan Vincent Barotilla is an artist that admits he doesn’t have any art style because his painting technique constantly evolves. Born and raised in Legazpi City, he cites Salvador Dali, Rodel Tapaya, and Ronald Ventura as some of the artists that he look up to.
One interesting fact about Barotilla is how he discovered his love for painting. He flipped through a calendar with paintings of national art competition winners for students and that prompted him to start his career as an artist. With his passion and skills, he won 1st place in an on-the-spot painting competition during a local festival in the province.
Barotilla believes that tokenizing physical art is the next big step artists should take, emphasizing that NFTs are the future of art.
Glenn De Guzman describes his art style as surrealism and social realism expressing his emotions, goals, and ideas in the realm of personal, social, and political issues. He is a resident of Bacacay, Albay who finished his Fine Arts Major in Painting at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila back in 1992.
He won first Hon. Mention during the 12th PLDT-DPC Visual Art National Competition and already had his first exhibit at R Gallery last year. Some of his inspirations are Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Renato Habulan, and Neil Doloricon.
De Guzman is looking forward to showing other artists endless possibilities and opportunities through NFTs.
Camelo “Mel” Baranda is an artist from Bacacay, Albay. This painter, who has been part of over ten exhibits, developed his early love for drawing upon the sight of characters in now-defunct Pinoy Komiks.
He pursued BSFA at UST-Legazpi and worked as a freelance Cleanup In-Betweener in animation. Later on, he discovered that his passion still gravitates toward his childhood imaginations and discoveries.
Inspired by Salvador Dali, Vincent VanGogh, Luis Royo, and Glenn de Guzman, he describes his art style as a mixture of surrealism and social realism. Using oil paint as his medium, his artworks tend to go towards themes such as nature and society, focusing on social conflicts and political injustices.