April 26, 2011


You're all invited to share and be part of this very rare event that happens in the Filipino Community in LONDON..

PROUDBROWN PRODUCTIONS proudly presents BEN NAZ (Manila's Finest)

"KNOW YOUR ROOTS" a live street art mural performance by Filipino Artist BEN NAZ in LEAKE STREET SOUTH LONDON

About the Artist
BEN NAZ known as Ben Riviere-Nazareno (Street Artist, Figurative Painter) has been active in creating Filipino Modern Arts since the late 90’s. Born in France and spent most of his artistic career in Manila, Philippines until he left the beloved homeland and returned to Paris to seek himself as a stranger on his own country. He began exposing his works starting from figurative to classical nude drawings in which it has brought him inside the circle of one of the most respected artist on his era. Nevertheless known to others, Ben has been actively involved in creating substantial amount of well politically motivated works in which he renders into a more avant-garde urban art style of expression. Creating significant post graffiti art on the street of Manila in the early 90’s. His works continued to evolve into a more modern approach of combining old school graffiti style artworks and the more sophisticated world of mixed media and graphics.

Ben has been working as an illustrator and an art director on a daily basis and was heavily involved in making art scene at night with other artists on the busy streets of Manila up to urban sights of Laguna. Urban Movement had captured his soul to make more of his surroundings as his own canvas, until he was discovered and later on was commissioned to create figurative drawings and this was the start of his career in establishing a name for the modern Filipino Art.
Painting Nude and Figurative became his ideal works to many, but many of those who knew his influence in the Modern Filipino Art, he was still active in performing urban art into canvas but not on the walls anymore. This is due to his past involvement that led him to lay low from the movement.

Manila’s Finest how they branded the artist, his influences brought attention to the outside world, and was easily accepted by the string of political, real life dramatic scenes, heart breaking stencil artworks that depicts a struggle between the rich and the poor, deep rooted images that critics were to call this as an absorbed type of art to name a few.

Many of his original works have already been commissioned and have been taken to account already by most of his loyal collectors. An experience to have on board, another captivating beauty of urban art from the heart of South East Asia. A story of an artist that has never been told, but has brought awareness and realisation to the existing urban movement in the Philippines. His works on nude and figurative paintings can still be seen around Europe and America. He is still currently active in producing new figurative artworks.

Modern Street Art by BEN NAZ captures the elevation of real struggle of life in the Philippines that most have already denied and forgotten. He portrays every bit of Filipino culture on his street art stencils. Something quite intense and different, not the usual Stencil arts that you see in the street. His works are more based on struggle and uprising for our independence and importance of the Filipino Culture itself. Identifying real factors of our own history.

The Artist will be on scene until mid day. Don't expect for the mural work to last the next following day (IT'S A FREE TUNNEL ZONE FOR STREET ARTIST) more likely the next following day it's gone, if not then that's good news. You can request for photos of previous works or after the event photos can be supplied if requested.

Many, many thanks to all.. Mabuhay Kayong Lahat at Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Pilipino!




April 25, 2011


Street Category: Skate Competition
All competitions will happen at the adidas all24 event in Eastwood on May 14-15, 2011.
Skate Competition is scheduled on May 15, at 2-8pm.
The competition is open to 14-25 year olds, male or femaZle.
This is an individual competition.
There are 3 divisions:
Highest Ollie
Longest Ollie
Each skateboarder is given 5 minutes to show off his/her skills.
The knock-out system applies.
The officials’ decision is final.
Winners will get these prizes:
Freestyle P5,000 + all24 Gift Pack
Highest Ollie P5,000 + all24 Gift Pack
Longest Ollie P5,000 + all24 Gift Pack
10 Runner-Ups all24 Gift Pack
How to join:
To enter, sign up at www.adidasall24.com.
Limited slots are open. Please await a confirmation from the organizers if you qualify.
Settle the joining fee of P240 each upon qualification.
The ff information will be disclosed upon qualification:
•How to settle the joining fee
•Where to pick up the Participant’s Packet which includes:
•Participant’s ID
•Rules and Regulations
•Meal Stub
•Complimentary tickets
•Other details of the all24 event
Registration ends on May 8, 2011.

April 23, 2011

ALL 24 Graffiti Contest

Street Category: Graffiti Competition

All competitions will happen at the adidas all24 event in Eastwood on May 14-15, 2011.

The graffiti competition is scheduled on May 15, at 12mn-8pm.


The competition is open to 14-25 year olds, male or female.

An individual or team of 2-4 artists may enter competition. Team can be all male or all
female, or a mix of both.

Artworks must revolve around the theme: Passion- The Things that Excite Me the Most.

Designs must incorporate adidas logos.

Artworks must be original, not previously released, or used by any other entity.

A maximum of 2 designs may be submitted per individual or team.

Designs may be in electronic format or hand-drawn (and scanned) and must be doable
on actual panel. Designs must be rendered in actual colors and submitted via email.

Deadline of entries is on May 1, 2011.

By May 2, top 4 finalists will be chosen. Finalists will be notified through a phone call.

The top 4 designs will be rendered on 8x12ft panels during the on-the-spot graffiti
competition at the event. Finalists will bring their own materials, limited to spray paint
only. Stencils may also be used.

Winners are determined by a panel of distinguished judges.

The panel of judges’ decision is final.

Grand prize winner will get an all24 Gift Pack and a cash prize of P10,000.

How to join
To enter, sign up at www.adidasall24.com.
Limited slots are open. Please await a confirmation from organizers if you qualify.

Settle the joining fee of P240 each upon qualification.

The ff information will be disclosed upon qualification:

How to settle the joining fee

Where to email the artwork submissions

Where to pick up the Participant’s Packet which includes
Participant’s ID
Rules and Regulations
Meal Stub
Complimentary tickets
Other details of the all24 event
Criteria for judging:
Originality – 30%
Creativity – 30%
Relevance to theme – 30%
Facebook Popoularity (most likes) – 10%
Total – 100%

April 14, 2011

Kill Your Demons

Visiting artist from Prague, Magdalena Peseva with Vermonyo and Koo Koo
Intramuros, Manila 2011
Presented by Pilipinas Street Plan and Sabaw Media Art Kitchen

Peševová Magdalena, born 1979 in Prague, lives and works there. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, has undergone a classic painting studios and new media. She completed scholarship at Ecole des Beaux Artes in France, currently in residence at Yog...yakarta in Indonesia. Magdalena is primarily devoted to monumental painting, drawing, interior and exterior painting, hanging paintings and illustrations, as well as painting conceptual, such as combination with performance. Formally, her work is inspired by street art, graffiti, comics, symbolism,surrealism. Conceptually, she pays attention at current Anglo-Sax and Hispanic music, feminism, postmodern inheritance and gender, political and religious issues. 

*Magdalena was Sabaw's artist-resident during the Fete dela WSK! mini-tour Ax(is) art project last Feb 2011

April 03, 2011


Intramuros, Manila

RepubliCAN at VOV


KNTONER a Filipino graff Artist, born and living in Rome, Italy!


Def in Art Dubai

AMOR Issue 4, a quarterly zine published by our good friends over at http://www.fanndesigns.com/ - exclusively released for Art Dubai 2011

singapore biennale 2011: mark salvatus via designboom

multi-disciplinary artist mark salvatus takes influence from public spaces and the gathering of
people, then gives back to the space and those in it with his street art. organizing various other
graffiti artists, musicians, muralists, and skateboarders, his work plays an active participatory role
in the lives of viewers and in his classroom lectures about street art (even paint bombing public spaces).

thriving on chance encounters, his 'wrapped' project has random people who happen to be walking
by trace an object they have onto a wall where salvatus wraps it in a mummy or bandage motif.
abstracting and preserving the private experience and the individual's journey through the space,
'to be opened with the hands of our head' explains salvatus.

via http://www.designboom.com/

BLIC at Divisoria doing wheatpaste

The Land of Eternal Bliss Exhibit and Mr. Brain Freeze Toy Launch by Whooop

Whoop's first solo show at Secret Fresh Ronac Art Center
March 27 - April 18, 2011

PSP by Qudo

PSP @ Intramuros from qudo on Vimeo.

Urban Grounds Graff Battle

 Gurm (SDFK) vs. KooKoo (PSP)

CONGRATS to Koo Koo of PSP!