TOYSREVIL @ Sunday Sketch Jam by RSCLS

The "triumph" I achieved today, was turning up for the Sunday Sketch Jam at RCLS HQ in Aliwal Art Centre, and "publicly" doodled a couple of pieces, which will make their way to Jakarta for display at Gardu House, somewhen in December!

Starting 2pm and ended at 6pm, this one-day-only event saw a room packed with folks and artists drawing on elongated pieces of paper, on communal tables. A table lined with catered food (not your usual fried beehoon and fried fishballs b.s. - RSCLS always sorts out good eats ;p), and the space was sorted. The cupcake company was a nice touch LOL

ZERO from RSCLS mentioned that the aim of this event, was to get folks chatting and interacting with each other, as most times at urban art events, you'd most often get to see the artists working on walls, and having a chance to chat when they take a break.

This was a once air-conditioned setting (#WIN) and to me, a very welcomed event, which would be great to see more and often of, IMHO.

Me? I am just selfishly happy for myself I crawled out of my comfort zone and joined the public hahaha … and maybe next time I'll pluck up enough courage to say "hi" to other folks :p


The only "facepalm" moment I had personally achieved, was forgetting to bring my own tools/stationary for drawing! A bout of silent panic later, I doodled on with whatever I had, and thank goodness for the color markers RSCLS provided at the venue! Shown above are my two pieces: "10 Years of TOYSREVIL" and "FIGHT!" … And then I saw SKL0's and SHEEP's pieces, and I suck thumb … BUT that is to be expected, of course! LOL

Toy Hunting with Luke Chueh in CSC Sunday

Had an opportunity to personally meet Luke Chueh again today (we met at STGCC the year before last) and hunted for toys at the Sunday Flea Market at China Square Central, with him walking away with really splendid goodies (I personally always love to see what artists collect and buy ;p). After Beef Noodles, coffee and walking in the rain later, selfies and toy-snaps with Gundam merch, tentacled hentai love, and awesome sofubi I would've "fought" Luke over for (If I had the $ to afford it tho LOL). Great times!

Luke will be in town for the rest of the week, and as well his 3B show - launched Nov 21st at FLABSLAB - will continue on exhibiting for another 2 weeks! Weekdays during office hours of 11am - 7pm, so this is your chance to check it out if you missed the launch, and score some collectibles (although all painted pieces have since been snatched up), not to mention BOBA - currently available online for International fans - and maybe get to meet Luke in person!

Stay tuned to Luke's adventures in Singapore via his Instagram @lukechueh :) … meanwhile, THIS is what I meant by "tentacle love":


#affordableartfair 2014 Instagrammed on @toysrevil

The "problem" I face these days, with regards to "art", is that my personal preferences has drastically veered from my notion some semi-odd decade ago, when I was knee deep in a weekly local (Singapore) television program about "the arts" (for three seasons/series, no less *snort*), whereby my said-notion of the arts, was molded and shaped by the artists and folks we featured and interviewed locally in Singapore. Although I was hardly "convinced", but I digress …

The landscape then was pretty different from now, but yet remains the same, IMHO

With my #previousworklife quasi-firmly behind me (who am I joking? We can leave the job, but the job never leaves us LOL), my personal tastes has veered towards what could only be termed as "lowbrow art" - less "thrift-store" and more "pop culture inspired / hijacked / riffed". And with that in mind, the 2014 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR suited my "touristo" tastes to a T! (FYI: I do not deem myself to be a "connoisseur", so being an "interested tourist" works for me :p).

But the "downside" to my bloggery attempts for the past nearly-decade (FYI: The TOYSREVIL-blog will celebrate 10 years of existence next February 2015), was that my focus somehow veered to 3-dimensional sculpts, and who aesthetics looked more "toy" or "collectible", rather than the freeform-splendor of the arts LOL

As well the artwork and canvases that caught my eye (I was wearing an eye-patch, 'nuff said) were more pop-culture related. The aesthetics of "Chibi" / super-deformed "cute" also resonated deeply within me ... I felt like such a "fluff" at times, but hell, I enjoyed myself thoroughly!

But hey, this is a measure of "myself" and of my own very personal tastes, and definitely not of my "evaluation" of the artwork displayed :)

Featured here in this post are a small selection of images I instagrammed on @toysrevil, and mostly uploaded HERE on my dedicated FB album, which sadly might not provide the information which I will continue to update on my IG instead (ie: Name of Artists, Gallery it belonged to etc). In time I will attempt to update the info, as well as upload MORE images (I snapped more than I intended to anyways muahahahahaha) … meanwhile, ENJOY!

FYI: The #affordableartfair #aafsg14 is located at the F1 Pit Building, Singapore - and fills up the length of two entire floors (L2 & L3). I never truly saw the entirety of L2 but I had an impression I would've enjoyed it more hahahaha.

Opened Nov 20th, the last day is on Sunday November 23rd, from 11AM to 6PM. Tickets are priced at SGD$15 per adult.

PRESS: "November marks the return of the fifth edition of Affordable Art Fair Singapore! Calling all art enthusiasts, art lovers and art novices, step through our doors for a visual treat that is sure to keep you within your budget. This year, we are excited to bring together 108 local and international galleries showing artworks priced between S$100 – S$10,000 from more than 950 artists. Not to forget our exciting features of the fair such as our Young Talent Programme, Under $1000 Wall, Art Education Programme and many more." (affordableartfair.com)

Setting Up All City Style: The Grand Slam @ PIQ (Opening Nov 22)

Flagging off at 4pm on November 22nd at PIQ Grand Central, NYC (located in the Shuttle Passage of New York’s Grand Central Terminal) is the "All City Style: The Grand Slam" group show featuring model trains from Bigshot Toyworks - tagged by a host of artists (Previously blogged), and thanks to Benny Kline at Tenacious Toys we have setting-up snaps to gawk at (All pics via)!

I would LOVE to do a show like this, here in Singapore especially, as tagging trains is such an against the law no-no-OMG-DIE!!!-notion here, it would indeed be a blast to have! Just ask the two German gentlemen who were recently nabbed for "vandalizing" an SMRT train ... they apparently already left the country and nearly got away, until they were detained at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. No issue "yet" for tagging model trains tho! :)

Pocket Saplings by J*RYU at #ITGCC2014

"Hustle and grind at 38,000ft. Two part resin packed in clear 3oz bottles alongside the molds and a nintendo 3ds … This little guy was born on a plane over the pacific." -instagrammed @sniperjryu
Available at Indonesia Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2014 (Nov 22-23) is J*RYU's POCKET SAPLINGS (from his Forest of Sorrows Series), bagged-n-tagged for your squealing pleasures! @davidthekiller scored one, and I AM JEALOUSSSSSS! LOL

3BALLS @ #ITGCC2014 (Booth AA71 & 73)

Debuting at the inaugural Indonesia Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2014 (Nov 22-23) is Benzilla's "3BALLS" glossy black resin adult collective at Pobber Toys' booth. Currently for showcase purposes and not for retail, make sure to check it out at booth AA71 & 73!

SILENT WAR @ #ITGCC2014 (Booth AA24)

Local comicbook illustrator Shawn Siow of Draw Slowly will be booting at the weekend's Indonesia Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2014 (Nov 22-23), alongside Mark Koh, writer for their upcoming comicbook SILENT WAR (>WIPs here on FB)- sneak peeks of which will be offered up for your viewing pleasures at the inaugural event in Jakarta!

As well, Shawn also added that he'll be making available his PROJECT RED Books 1 & 2 (Book 1 Sample / Book 2 Sample), and his new NECROMANTIC comic (images previewed below / WIPs here on FB). Go check them out and say HI to Shan, and tell him TOYSREVIL sent you!

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