Sunday, December 4, 2011


Let's end the year with a bang! Our favorite Indonesian artist Arkiv Vilmansa will make waves again this December as he relives his memories of the Philippines through his art.

RELICS, his second Philippine one-man show will open on December 16, 2011 at Vinyl on Vinyl gallery. With his consequent shows in Los Angeles, Indonesia and Singapore, there's no stopping Vilmansa from filling the world with the fluidity of his colorful iconic characters.

Arkiv Vilmansa is based in Bandung, Indonesia, where he received formal training as an architect and graphic designer. Initially gaining international recognition with his vinyl toys, Vilmansa then began painting with acrylic on canvas that have now become his main media.

Since 2008, Vilmansa has consistently exhibited his works in group and solo shows, receiving critical acclaim from the global art world.


"This exhibition marks the artist exploring the felt abstraction of memory, trying to capture the spirit of the Phillipines as he remembers it, rather than representing it figuratively. These works communicate the retained fragments of times past, that are now returning - as relics to the present. Memory is inaccurate and prejudiced, but theybestow depth to experiences and make them unique. These paintings do not directly show us coastal lines, palm trees and the turquoise sea of the tropics, but the experience of these phenomena as they are preserved in the artistís memory. His unique, curvaceous lines and luscious colours dance elegantly on these canvases as if to a graceful rythm. A rhythm we cannot hear, but feel. Memory is a wild terrain, where one could so easily lose their way.

This exhibition marks Vilmansa's way of taming the wilderness, to make sense of his memories, in order to share that experience with others."

Mitha Budhyarto

To see more of Arkiv's art, visit .
RELICS Exhibit event page HERE .

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cinemangarap Dec 2,3 and 4 !

CineMangarap: Indie long, Short ito.

CineMangarap is a film exhibition that aims to recognize Filipino Filmmakers and their talents that represent the artists of our generation by giving them a venue to showcase their films and to make them tell the stories they want to expose regardless of the connotations of mainstream or alternative cinema.

For its first event, CineMangarap presents, CineMangarap: Indie long, Short ito! It is a short film exhibition that will present 13 short films.

See you all this weekend! :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sneak peek for the VINYL + SPLASH show!

A little peek to make you drool. Enjoy and see you all on November 26!!



















More in the coming weeks!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

5 days to go until the UNGGA show!

The artworks have finally arrived! This show is going to be MASSIVE!!

Check out UNGGA's page for more updates!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Vinyl + Splash: the Ultimate Collectible and Comic Convention
Saturday, November 26, 2011 at
TopShelf, 5F of Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.
Admission is FREE!

We're inviting everyone for the first Vinyl + Splash gathering featuring local artists in the comic and vinyl scene.

Gerry Alanguilan, Lui Antonio, Bong Dazo, Lan Medina, Stephen Segovia, Mico Suayan, Edgar Tadeo, Mark Torres, Francis Leinil Yu, Harvey Tolibao, and more…

SPECIAL GUEST: The 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Inkpot awardee, Tony de Zuniga

Nico Puertollano, Bru Sim, Sarah Gaugler, Neil Arvin Javier, Marcushiro Nada, Dex Fernandez, Neil Pasilan, Gabby Tiongson, Froilan Calayag, Ungga, Mark Rem San Pedro, Bryan Araneta, Brian Vallesteros, Vladimir Grutas, Deejae Paeste, Angry Woebots, Zeus Bascon, Nemo Aguila, JP Cuison, Ramona Gaston and more…

Join us for a gathering of some of the best creative Pinoy talents within the local comic and vinyl scene. An exciting and amazing day of Live Art, Drawing sessions, Vinyl toy sales and displays and the perfect way to connect with others who share a love for toys and art. Also you'll be supporting a great cause!

See you all! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Little Lotus Project - SPREAD THE LOVE, SHARE!

The Little Lotus Project is a program brings different artists from around the world to travel to a remote region along the Thailand/Burma border in December to help refugee children through arts and music programs.

This year, the roster includes :

For more info about the project and how to help, click HERE .

Reblogged from TOYSREVIL.

Monday, October 17, 2011

11-11-11 SAVE THE DATE

One month to go but UNGGA's ready for his first one man show at Vinyl on Vinyl. Save the date and be there when it happens!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

NEXT ON VOV: Tutok ng Tumpok, a two-man show by Bryan Araneta and Rem San Pedro

Sa Tuktok Ng Tumpok

Katulad ng nasa taas, simulan natin sa Tuktok; Tuktok bilang isang sitwasyon o kalagayan na kung saan dito kaya nating gawin ang lahat ng naisin. Dito nakamit na ang kayamanan, kapangyarihan para pagalawin ang alin man, ituon ang atensyon sa nagnanais, kakayahang bumuo o sumira. Sa parang hindi nakakapagod. Kaya mong magpatakbo ng bisikleta ng hindi na humahawak sa manibela. Kung papasimplehin natin, magkakaroon lang ng isang tagapagbigay ng ideya at ng nakararaming tatangkilik nito.

Kaugnay nito ang Tumpok; Mga nagaakala at sumusugal. Pila-Pila, Tabi-Tabi, Paulit-ulit sa paghanap ng kasagutan kung panu umakyat. Nagtataasang kumakalam na bunganga, tinitingala ang mapangmatang nakahandusay sa ibabaw. Silang mga unti unting naglalaho. Kasabay ng oras hindi mo din sila mapapansin. Mga sunod-sunod na tanong ang kaugnay ng mga produktong sa oras na ito’y nagamit na ay kailangan mo na ring humanap ng mas higit pa. Patong-patong na katotohanan, na iisa katawan lang ang pede sa isang partikular na bagay.

Katulad ng lahat ng bagay sa mundo, kalakip ng isa ang isa. Hindi magkakaroon ng nasa tuktok kung walang malaking bilang ng nangangailangan. Kung walang Tumpok na nag-aabang sa basurang inihahain nitong nakaupo. Ang patuloy na pagkauhaw natin sa paulit ulit na bagay, unti-unti darami ang tambak na problema para magkaroon ng tambak na basura. Kasama ang akala nating problema. Walang katapusang pagnanasa para sa ating sarili.

“Gusto kong madagdagan ang kulay ng bahaghari… matagal ko nang ginawa.”

“Gusto kong madagdagan ang kulay ng sapatos… bukas nga makabili.”

Ang bawat isa sa mundo ang huhulma sa mga naririto. Ang pagkonsumo ng sobra pa sa pangangailangan ay parang tae, ilalabas din ng katawan pagkatapos magamit ang sustansya. Matapos ang buong proseso isang basura ang katapusan. Ang kawalan ng basura ay senyales ng pagtaas.

Tuktok ng Tumpok opening reception on October 21, 8pm at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery.

GALACTIC EXILES x Gabby Tiongson

The Sharpie boy has released his black series for the Galactic Exiles tshirt line.

All designs are available at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery for PHP 550. Sizes range from XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL. You have no excuse not to buy :P

To see more of Gabby Tiongson's art, click HERE .
Email Galactic Exiles at galactic or

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

RAMONA IN THE DETAILS (October 8, 2011)

Queen Bee, Medusa, Mother, Lover

Ramona Dela Cruz-Gaston’s painted mandalas are kaleidoscope-like tessellations that swirl with radiant colors. In her first solo exhibition, the artist meditates on the drama of womanhood and the journey from maiden to mother.

She navigates the technical difficulties of the mandala, a form of sacred art, and organizes her personal iconography into hypnotizing geometric designs. Her meticulous canvases swim with symbols, bounded always by the strict symmetry she imposes on herself. The mandala is her way of taking control and making sense out of chaos.

Influenced by Art Nouveau, an architectural movement inspired by organic forms and curved lines, Dela Cruz-Gaston’s signature is unapologetically feminine and emotional. Also leaving indelible marks on her practice are Frida Kahlo, a bold and fiery personality known for her self-portraits, and Patrick Woodroffe, beloved by science-fiction readers for his dreamlike book cover paintings. Combined, these forces have contributed to the vivid rendering of Dela Cruz-Gaston’s surreal canvases.

Ramona in the Details, as her first solo exhibition is titled, is autobiographical but never obvious. Her narrative art covers the past four years and the roles she has had to play: lover, wife, mother, artist. Her achievements as a painter build on her draftsmanship, as demonstrated by graphite-on-paper works also on exhibit.

An accompanying book, also titled Ramona in the Details, is a diary of sorts that ruminates on her beginnings as an artist and the stories behind her work. Her obsessions with miniature toys and animals, deaths and miscarriages, experimentations with various media (among them her own blood) are documented in a frank account of her life.

While Dela Cruz-Gaston’s paintings are not self-portraits, they remain personal, intimate, and, if read properly, revealing. Dela Cruz-Gaston could be channeling Kahlo, who once said: I’ll paint myself because I am the subject I know best. ll

Ramona in the Details opening reception is on October 8, 2011 730pm at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery at The Collective 7274 Malugay St Makati.

To see her artworks on display click HERE .

To see event pictures click HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NEURANA on August 26!

Join Gabby Tiongson on August 26 in his first one-man show!

GABBY TIONGSON's first one-man show, NEURANA

Frankenstein with a Sharpie

Gabby S. Tiongson a.k.a. “DIKO” wields a Sharpie with the surgical precision of a scalpel. Black lines, sure and strong, cut through paper giving life to creations pulled from Tiongson’s cerebrum. Like a hyper-energetic Frankenstein, the 26-year-old concocts “design ideas” that graft together body parts—human, animal, and imaginary. His background in medicine has given him the confidence to toy with nature and the gall to replace a pig’s ears with human hands.

Tiongson’s cartoonish style is a culmination of all his influences and obsessions, among which he counts the animated television shows from the 1980s and 1990s; fantasy genre computer games such as World of Warcraft; Todd McFarlane’s Spawn; and legendary creatures such as the chupacabra.

A wild talent used to producing at least one freehand work a day, Tiongson honed his drafting skills by participating in notebook “doodle battles,” creating vector graphics for T-shirts, and drawing structurally sound fingers based on Richard Snell’s Clinical Anatomy.

Tiongson’s introduction to the Manila art scene comes in the form of Neurana, short for “neuroanatomy,” a solo show composed of pen-on-paper illustrations and experimental acrylic paintings. In his inaugural exhibition, Tiongson takes the brain, the seat of consciousness and intellect, and transmogrifies it into a giraffe, a whale, a snail, and many other visual puns.

His hand is deliberate, his lines clean. Many of his drawings, which feature limbs in the most unusual places, are adorned with belly buttons, a reference perhaps to omphalokepsis, navel-gazing, and self-contemplation. To fill in white space, he uses indigenous patterns, the stylized Tinalak diagonals adding a subtle Filipino-ness to what is, at first glance, a very Western sensibility.

Tiongson, a self-taught artist, is still feeling his way to his own style. Nevertheless, after filling many a sketchpad with his imaginings, he has developed a cohesive body of work marked by a recognizable aesthetic. The smooth, expressive contours of reality-flouting subjects radiate a confidence built over years of drawing. Even without being formally trained, Tiongson is in possession of his own visual vocabulary.

The choice of the human brain for his inaugural exhibition is symbolic of the limitlessness of the human imagination. “Invention,” Mary Shelley writes in the introduction of Frankenstein, “does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.” It is into this creative chaos, this plethora of limbs, that Tiongson invites us. Like Shelley’s protagonist, he is set to “pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation.”

Gabby Tiongson’s 1st One Man Show dubbed as “Neurana” opens August 26 2011, 6pm at the Vinyl On Vinyl Gallery at The Collective, 7274 Malugay street, Makati.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Style Narratives: Stroke of Genius

Style Narratives: Stroke of Genius: "The art world is a universe in itself where the vast space springs life into new forms. When ideas are borne from cerebral eureka to one's s..."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Upcoming exhibit: 3x3x3


Thank you for those who dropped by the DO-OVER event at B-side! More records in the coming weeks. Email if you want updates on record arrivals!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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Madhouse at the Vinyl on Vinyl booth this weekend!

Can't get enough of Kid Ninja? Check out Madhouse's latest designs at the Vinyl on Vinyl booth this weekend at the ToyCon!

Wee Will Doodle's Progression Sessions

WeeWillDoodle is a group of artists deeply in love with the power of the doodle.

This artist collective believes in, respects and harnesses the raw power of spontaneous ideas to capture it on different media: on paper, plastic, walls, your bare buttocks -- you name 'em and we’ll draw on it.

Give us a blank room and we’ll charge in with multi-colored markers blazing! We draw now and ask questions later.

Doodling is not just therapeutic, it also allows you to generate wild, spontaneous ideas. Since its inception in 2007, the members of WeeWillDoodle have been promoting the use of doodling as an effective way to tap into one's creativity. It is one of the most basic forms of art and doodlers are encourages to use it as a stepping stone to more complex styles. Individually and collectively the art style of WeeWillDoodle has evolved. The exhibit aims to show that continuous journey of evolution, shining the gallery lights not only to the artworks themselves but on the process of creating them.