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Hahan at WRKZ

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Hahan

Date : June 8, 2016

Time : 6PM

In his first solo show in the country, Indonesian artist Uji Handoko Eko Saputro, better known as Hahan, brings his own mad mix to the Vinyl on Vinyl stage. Melding together both the grit and humor of street art with the no nonsense sensibilities of high art, Hahan uses the fusion of contradiction as his main medium of choice. Armed with a distinct idea of how work and play aid each other art, WRKZ is Hahan’s homage to the process.

Both his playground and his workspace, WRKZ blurs the lines of both to create a cheeky blend of realism and urban art to show that one cannot live without the other. With his WRKZ vinyl figure, a collaboration with Vinyl on Vinyl gallery, taking the spotlight after its debut in last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Hahan proves his work is all about having fun with it.

Hahan has exhibited all around the globe, from Italy and the United States, to Hong Kong and Korea. He was also a part of 2015 and 2014 Art Fair Philippines. Most notably he had an exhibition at last year’s Biennale in Jakarta Indonesia. His works have been collected by several art museums such as Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Brisbane, Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne, Australia.

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Small-Medium, Large

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Nix Puno

Date : June 8, 2016

Time : 6PM

We live in an age of compact-sized duplicates, regrams and shares. Everything preferably portable and fits right in the palm of your hand: memories incased in a meticulously curated 1080 x 1080 pixel square, billion-dollar movies cramped inside a mobile phone, and life moments encapsulated in 140 characters. An original form is never safe from duplication, especially in a time of prolific social media. Shares, likes, links, and reblogs; It is an era of generation loss. Or so it seems.

Quality is one thing, value is another. Copies are often seen as watered down replications of an original, where quality is diluted as much as it is shared. But what of value? Doesn’t the value of its content weakened as much as its quality? In Small-medium, large, Nix Puno disagrees.

Though quality suffers in imitation, value is amplified. A copy goes beyond its measurement in pixels. It is a symbol, a source of inspiration, a simple gesture of admiration, and a cherished keepsake of a moment long gone. In Small-medium, large, seconds are captured in boxes smaller than your grasp, and instances are seen through keyholes, but despite how quality can toggle between small to medium, value still remains to be at large.

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Hidden Cravings

Artist/Type of Exhibit : Kaloy Pangilinan

Date : June 8, 2016

Time : 6PM

More often than not a secret is kept a secret because there’s a certain amount of shame involved. But there’s none quite like the shame one gets from a hidden craving. It’s usually the uniqueness or the social stigma of it that makes it so. Though often resulting in social exile (a slight exaggeration for dramatic effect may occur), everyone has a concealed desire. Because who can resist liking something you’re not supposed to like? Or liking something everyone else hates? Whether it’s loving Bieber before it was socially acceptable to do so, or watching the Kardashians as a past time, everyone has a secret a guilty pleasure.

In Kaloy Pangilinan’s “Hidden Cravings”, he puts people’s secret hankerings under the spotlight and reveals the ugly truth. Taking monstrous forms with more eyes than one would like, everything is left out in the open, raw and real. With caricaturized monsters, glob like entities, and brightly colored hues, Pangilinan takes a playful jab at every one’s private thrills. In this exhibit, no craving is left unturned, no desire is left in hiding.

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