b. 2000, Metro Manila, Philippines

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    Fine Arts (Majoring in Painting), University of East Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Better known by his artist name DRIN, Aldrin Dave S. Basister is a young artist whose works reflect the visual aesthetics of his generation. Combining illustration and pop surrealism, his works draw upon nostalgia and personal memories, expressed through childlike characters that have become his signature.

Using bright and vivid colors that create an atmosphere of joy and wonder, his works evoke a certain childlike innocence that invites the viewer to contemplate their own experience and memories, juxtaposed against characters set in surreal and unusual settings, creating a kind of dialogue between the viewer and what is viewed.

In addition to painting, DRIN has also been recognized for his sculptural works, earning him a place as a finalist in the annual Shell National Student Art Competition three years running.

Group Exhibitions


Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2023, Marine Messe Fukuoka Hall B, Fukuoka, Japan (with Artemis Art)
Art Taichung 2023, The Lin Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)


The Art Bar, Rojo Galerie, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
We’ve Spent Our Days As Ghost, Gallery 928, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Buklod Sining: Mga Kwentong Kalimbahin, SM Grand Central Mall, Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Safe Space, Balai Maria, Manila, Philippines


Falling from my Salvation, Gallery 928, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines


Buklod Sining Trenta: Could Happen, Could Have Happened, C-Gallery, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines



Finalist (Sculpture Category), 55th Shell National Student Art Competition


Finalist (Sculpture Category), 54th Shell National Student Art Competition


Finalist (Sculpture Category), 53rd Shell National Student Art Competition

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