Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Vinyl on Vinyl held a successful exhibit opening of custom vinyl toys last November 5. Entitled Binil, the show included customized toys and artworks by internationally acclaimed toy designers Spencer and Stephen Ong of Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica, architect Jomike Tejido
(founder of Robotars and Foldabots), artists Wesndestroy, Grace Litan, Punch! Kick! , Nico Deacosta, Gilbert Ibanez, Jan Calleja, JP Cuison and graffiti artists Whoop, Nemo, Ira Tan and Tripp 63.

A common factor in the exhibit is the uniqueness of the urban art culture. One of the highlights of the show was the 20-inch Voltes V Jumbo Machinder Custom Qee by Rotobox. Another standout piece was a light installation by artist Nemo. With its veined light bulb eyeball and gaping mouth, it is a cheeky interpretation of how varied pop art can be.

Artist JP Cuison describes the process of creating his works for the exhibit as “personal expression”. It is a way for the artists to showcase their creative license in interpreting the vinyl toys and elevate them into personal expressions.

The whole vinyl culture is based on artists and designers from all over the world. At its core is the one-of-a-kind customized toys that an artist makes with his/her unique style and influence.

Exhibit runs until November 30, 2010 at Vinyl on Vinyl, located at The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street, Makati. Call 09228487427 for more information.

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