Edd Baptista Works
Paintings & Drawings
Edd Baptista was ten years old when he came to Canada from the Philippines in 1977. He graduated with a scholarship from The Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in 1989. Edd worked in advertising as an art director at some of Canada’s top agencies.
He was involved in numerous industry-honoured campaigns. While working in advertising, Edd learned to see art from new perspectives and is excited to bring this experience to his painting. He has generated a provocative new body of work with his
MMA paintings and studies that is both intimate and explosive, raw and refined. Edd lives in Toronto.
He can reached at email@example.com
Nate, 30" x 44" acrylic, conte & charcoal on printmaking paper
Respite, Attempt & Sweep (Triptych), 53" x 17"acrylic, conte & charcoal on panel.
Sweat, 60" x 44" ( diptych, 2 30" x 44" printmaking paper ), acrylic, conte & charcoal
Paintings and studies of mixed martial arts fighters in combat.
GSP Amidst Three Bloody Bodies, 42"x 68", oil on canvas.
Muhammad & Joe, Coolture Series 2016 50" x 37 1/2", oil on acetate.
An ongoing series of commision-based portraits of iconographic figures of popular culture.
The Hailey Drawings
McCainObama, 60" x 44" (2 30" x 44" printmaking paper), acrylic, conte, charcoal, oil pastels & pencil
These drawings are collaborative pieces by Edd and his then seven year-old daughter, Hailey.
Minnie Robot Arms, Tex Ray Series, 23.5" x 23.5", oil on canvas
Extinction, Tex Avery cartoons and nudes were the starting pointsto Tex Ray. Using found objects like negative film printing and x-rays of ailments, these are ideas about the changing media, old and new.
OCADU, Diploma, Communication and Design,
Recipient of the Robyn Comyn Cumine Illustration Scholarship
JURIED EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
John B. Aird Gallery - Toronto
The Artist Project - Toronto
Propeller Gallery - Toronto
Arta Gallery - Toronto
The Figureworks Exhibition - Ottawa (Winner, Third Place)
The Gladstone Hotel - Toronto
Ontario Society of Artists - Toronto
Queen West Art Crawl - Toronto
Art Walk In The Square - Toronto (Winner, Best Of Show)
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - Toronto
Riverdale Art Walk -Toronto
Super Wonder Gallery - Toronto
TA2 - Toronto
Waddington's - Toronto
ArtBomb - Toronto
Emboss Magazine - October Issue