A Photographic Travelogue to the Self...
His photographs are reminiscent of saffron-robed monks and gregorian chants. Eloquent silences that breed inner peace and tranquility, joy and harmony. Some people refer to it as the transforming power of Zen. Some say it's simply the magic that is BIEN.
BIEN S. BAUTISTA, the photographer/artist, is indeed true to the title accorded him. His collection of photographs, comprising his second one-man exhibit MUY BIEN, a sequel to his first, ESTA BIEN, invites the viewer to a rare journey. The kind that transports him, pensive and unhurried, through black and white musings and colored dreams, soothing rhythms and rich illusory images that are altogether simple, pure and still like revered siesta hours in faraway childhood towns. And when he arrives, refreshed, at the waking hour, he experiences a clear and calm, translucent understanding of the self. The trip ends yet the discovery continues, for as long as man lives and breathes, and the universe is overwhelmingly peaceful... if only in the mind.
Bien from out of the Blue...
Bien's formative years began at the Ateneo de Manila (elementary), followed by Colegio de San Agustin (High School) , and University of Santo Tomas (Fine Arts/Advertising.)
In between, his wanderlust inspired him to become an exchange student of the Youth for Understanding program. He attended Bridgeport High School and took up Architecture and Radio-TV production at Delta College, Michigan.
After U.S. came Europe for a 3-month Art & Music appreciation scholarship.
In 1980, Bien consolidated his expertise in all aspects of photography when he joined a professional photographic services group covering Advertising, Fashion, Industrial, Corporate, Travel, Documentary, Editorial, and Illustration.
In 1987, he established Black & White Asia, Inc. with wife Remy and brother Floren as partners, and in 1989, added the Baby Sitter Portrait Studio to the business with his charming and talented wife, Remy, at the helm.
E X H I B I T S
"Esta Bien" Book Launch and Photo Exhibit
Makati City, Philippines, February 2001
Conrad Hotel, Hongkong, June 2002
Manor Hotel, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines, November 2003
"Muy Bien" Photo Exhibit,
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Philippines April 2009
Camera Club of the Phil. Center, Makati City, 2010
Several Notable Group Exhibits:
Sinag Photo Exhibit, August 2002
Philippine Consulate, New York
5 Masters Exhibit, May 2006
Ross Capilli, Pandy Aviado, Wig Tysmans and national artist BENCAB
Large 8, an exhibit of Photo Abstraction, March 2007
SM Roadshow (MOA, Megamall, Baguio, Clark, the Block, Davao, Bacolod & Cebu) with Davocol, Escaler, Castillo, Guingona, Zobel, Tysmans & BENCAB
Optical Medium Photo Exhibit, November 2009
Bencab Museum (Baguio) Asin, Benguet
with Zobel, Tysmans and National artsist BENCAB
Manila International Art Show 2010
Studio: Black and White Asia Inc.
Unit 1602, 16/F Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower
2210 Don Chino Roces Avenue
Pio del Pilar, Makati City 1231
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