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Gaudite, Milanie

“Maya-maya (Mamamayan)”

Dyptich, each 8.5 x 8.5 inches

For every brush stroke and time spent on making an artwork, I build an image that speaks both to me and other people about the events that occurred in our past while relating it in our modern world. Art is nothing without the meaning and expression; constantly searching for the best way to interpret ideas whether it’s personal or for other people. As a young artist, my creative outputs are the reflection of what I was, what I’m becoming and what I will become in the future. Colorful and serene aim to bring hope, while dark tones and disturbing aim to wake up the people. My subjects are usually realistically rendered with surrealism and texture. I have solely found happiness in using traditional mediums in sculpting and painting such as acrylic, oil and watercolor because there is something about the smell of paints. I also believe that despite it being prone to accidents, as Bob Ross says, the “happy little accident” makes it organic and I think it personally connects with me as an artist.

Maya-maya (Mamamayan) is the depiction of how the authorities deteriorated a peaceful community that fought against unjust society. How they see them as an enemy and a threat despite the calling for a change in the broken system, speaks a lot about their agendas not being for their people, but for their selfish needs

Fine Arts student, Milanie Gaudite, who goes by Ellie, has been sharpening her skills in painting and drawing since she was a teenager. She gets her artworks out by posting it on different social medias and participating in actual galleries as well as online. While still studying, she also teaches art classes to kids and works as an assistant coordinator at Skills & Drill Dance + Art Studio. Technically intricate, Ellie’s approach usually experiments with psychological visual realism, combined with surrealism. She renders the focal point with details, adding muddle effect and letting accidents happen that results in contrast within the artwork.