Neon World of KBOI

An anomalous journey to the life of Kenji Nuñez

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Neon World Of Kboi: The Art Of Kenji Nuñez Exhibit


The Neon World of KBOI:
Kenji Nunez’s first one-man exhibit

An opportunity to exhibit one’s artworks doesn’t fall on one’s lap every day. More so, it doesn’t come to some who has yet to prove his mettle and carve his name in the art scene. For GP Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director Kenji Nuñez, however, all of it is now a reality.

As an arbiter of the gay lifestyle and prolific creator of some of the noteworthy gay illustrations in the country, Nuñez is an exceptional artist, whose sensibilities and talent deserve to be lauded and pushed into the consciousness of the public. More than a showcase of bodies in various states of undress, his artworks attempt to capture the gay lifestyle and introduce it in a different light.

Featuring vivid digital illustrations and photographs creatively directed by the artist, “Neon World of Kboi” depicts the beauty of the pink community—a sector in society which very few people have addressed, much less, tackled before. Being young and fresh with ideas, Nuñez have rendered his interpretations of the pink community in colorful images in order for him to reach a wider market.

Composed of 30 artworks, the week-long exhibit, which begins on Nov. 30 at the Ricco Renzo Café and Art Gallery, is a celebration of creativity and goodwill, as proceeds of the sale will benefit Gift Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates AIDS awareness and prevention. A short program will be hosted by none other than the popular showbiz personality Boy Abunda.

It has been a lifelong dream for Nuñez to share his art. More than anything else, Nuñez wants to translate the vivacity of the pink community in his works.

“The exhibit will be an introduction of what my art is among the majority. It’s also a way of showing the people the true essence of the modern gay lifestyle and homo-erotic art,” says the overwhelmed Nuñez. “I don’t want to conform to any rules. I just want to express myself. My artworks are all colorful and striking it offers something different to the people. More like an eyecandy and a colorful semblance of the gay lifestyle.”

Likewise, people, gay or straight, are starting to recognize his amazing artistic prowess. His illustrations have been used in gigantic billboards, flyers and posters.

Get to know the man behind the leading gay glossy in the Metro and know what the buzz is all about. Visit Nuñez’s “Neon World of KBOI: The Art of Kenji Nuñez,” from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 at Ricco Renzo Restaurant located at the ground floor LRI Building, Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.)Bel-Air Village, Makati City.

KYLIE: CELEBRATION!




She's back! Kylie will dominate the dancefloor! All night Kylie music at Club Government! for more info please visit kokunevents.com

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Kingdom Hearts 2 Review


I'm a game and movie lover! and some of my favorite game titles are from the Final Fantasy series, and I'm a big fan of almost all Disney animated films. Combining this two very popular brands creates the birth of one of the best game ever produced for PS2! and that is Kingdom Hearts. Well now comes the follow-up for this very successful game: Kingdom Hearts 2.

If you think this is just any ordinary sequel, well think again. Kingdom Hearts 2 prove, yet again, that some consoles shine brightest in the twilight of their cycle. Poetic imagery aside, where do you start? Killer graphics, beautiful music, solid combat, great story, over 100 Disney and Final Fantasy characters... Kingdom Hearts 2 has it all. The only improvement I could see being made is a better link between the levels, and more time spent with Tron and the other great levels.

Pros

* Tron!
* Best of Disney + Best of Final Fantasy = PS2's killer app, Kingdom Hearts 2
* All the charm of the first game with none of the game play issues
* Updated graphics and art direction make this a stunning title

Cons

* The levels feel a little to "episodic"
* Some of the best levels are too short, and some of the annoying ones... well, they're short too

Monday, October 09, 2006

Beyancy!

Presenting..Beyancy!

The latest addition to Club Government's VIP performers. It was a full-house Friday October 6, 2006 when Beyancy made her debut performance during the pre-anniversary VIP party of Government. Beyancy delivered a stunning performance of Beyonce's DeJavu and wowed the audience with her eye-popping moves. Congratulations Beyancy! you made your mom and dad proud! untill your next performance.

you can check other pictures and a video of Beyancy's performance at my multiply account: http://bluebloodedboy.multiply.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaKsjfINWn4

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ms. Melody

Since the day Philippine Idol started its broadcast here in the Philippines
I didn't really had the very same interest on it unlike its US counterpart,
American Idol. Maybe because a lot of singing contests here in the Philippines are popping everywhere like mushrooms and we are sooo done with it! But I still watch Philippine Idol with my best friend Josh, after all it's a franchise of a famous international reality show. And hoping we'll have the best representative for World Idol and kick some musical ass!

After seeing all that audition and the finalists, I was slightly disappointed; I mean we have far more better talents than some who got into the final 12! And some of the best talents didn't actually made the cut! I don't know if there's something wrong with the vote turn-out or it was just because of FM's comments that made it all wrong. And one huge mistake is not having Ira Marasigan in the final 12. Well she's my favorite, she excites me with her performance, she entertains me with her class and she impressed me with her talent. I mean the girl gives flavor to the competition! It's not always about the "birit" talents! We need somebody who can actually entertain us and gives us the reason to vote! I was at Bora this weekend when I got a surprise call from my friend Jet and Ira wanted to talk to me before hitting the stage for her wildcard performance. Surprisingly, Ira was also a Kylie fan just like me, and she wanted to see some of my Kylie illustrations.

Sadly..she wasn't able to make it to the final 12. Well, there goes the only reason why I watched the show...and it's because of Ira.

People watch out for this girl! I’m sure she'll shine brighter even if she's no longer in the competition. Oh! And did I mention that she reminds me of Kylie Minogue with a little bit of Lea Salonga... who both happens to be my favorite singers.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

My Super Hero Attempt

Hey guys, I know it's been a while since I last updated my blog. It has been a tough week loaded with work, nightouts and of course, the never ending
book of distractions.

But I am returning with a surprise treat of sharing with you two of my latest illustrations. As some of you may already know I’m a comic and movie aficionado. Growing up with comic titles like Justice League, Wildcats, Superman, Batman, Meridian, The Flash and my favorite Uncanny X-men helped in molding the inner artist in me. At a very early age drawing has been my constant tool to express myself. I remembered when me and my cousin who's also an artist were debating countless of hours if his original characters (and so he claims) are far better than my X-Men based characters. We would spend our whole weekend (sometimes missing family dinners) by taking our turns in presenting our ideas to each other. We would eventually discuss our innovative creation--from character design to the characters’ powers and adding some ridiculous story lines and plot. Remembering it now, I feel a bit silly and geeky…ouch! ¬ Imagine, I have to get it ready the whole week just to out-do my cousin in time of our presentation?!

How loser can you get with that one? But I also see it as a form of training (now, I’m trying to revive my cool points). At a young age, you get to exercise your creative muscles, and it's quite handy when you end up being an Illustrator and Creative Director.

Recently, I had the chance to do my rendition of a super hero, it all started during the production of GP magazine's premiere issue I was in-charge of providing the visuals for a feature about Darna. And it was during that time that the Darna T.V. series was very popular which generated a lot of hype. So I decided to base my illustrations on the fantastic prints
of the T.V. series courtesy of lens man Jake Verzosa.

Following my Darna Illustrations I now have my take on two of my other favorite super heroes--Superman and Catwoman. Here's a sneak peak of the two illustrations which will be included in my Superhero gallery at my website…

Superman---The ultimate super hero. I’m really more of a Batman fan and swore that I never actually looked at the line of Superman movies and comics with the same intensity when I looked at Batman. Not until I saw “Superman Returns”, or should I say not until I saw Brandon Routh ;). This illustration is my tribute to Superman.





Catwoman ----When I first saw Michelle Pfeifer delivered a perfect portrayal of Catwoman, I immediately fell in love with the character. Catwoman is my favorite superhero slash villain character. She's sexy, ruthless and in tight black leathers! (Not that I have any fixations with people in leathers) but I just find her so commanding and sexy! Never mind not having super powers...just looking good and saying mee-oww after a series of back flips is just plain cool. I already have a Catwoman illustration based on Michelle Pfeifer, but I will save that for my website. For now you guys can have a preview of my Halle Berry Catwoman version.

Please watch-out for 2 more Super Hero illustrations I will preview here. The Flash and Kitty Pride (as by request of my
friend Jhandy).

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Happy Birthday Thons!

I'ts PR Man Thons Edaño's birthday gathering last night at Masas Greenbelt 4 & Music 21!


It would take more than a warm night and one rude waiter from Masas to ruin the closed door soiree for Thons. Attented by friends close to his heart, Thons Edaño celebrated his 22nd existence with a bang! We then continued to party at Music21, singing Thon's favorite songs (sort of our tribute for the social cutterfly). And as expected, the night evolved into a fun-filled Thon's Edaño concert! Happy Birthday Thons!


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Move-Over! Bestfriend Coming Through

It's easy to make and find friends,
But there are few who can be your true friends. For me I have Mikee..

I recently had a chance to chat with my bestfriend Mikee, he's now based in Causeway Bay in Hongkong and Guangdong China being the Chief Designer for Spectois Jeans. A leading brand in HK. Im very excited with this new brand because every Spectois collection sets itself the goal of providing totally flawless products. The company's production cycle guarantees controls at every step of manufacturing, from cutting through of finishing, especially for jeans, which are the brand's core business. Spectois is ditributed in 15 countries across the world and targets a medium-high market group, through innovative boutiques and particularly advance jeans stores. The customer base is made up of demanding, discerning men who want a quality product with plenty of content and a strong identity. The country that seems to have picked up most all on the design message and fashion content of SPECOIS is Great Britain, where the brand has notched up remarkable success for a 100% italian label. Seasonal collections are completed and further boosted by a project of "limited edition" garments made with exclusive fabrics and innovative design, exclusively for top boutiques.



It was a busy night at malate when I went there with my cousin. He introduced me to this very thin dark gay guy who noticed my partner rather than acknowledging my presence. From that moment I instantly felt that this guy will play a big part in my life. And he did, we bacame really good friends. Treating each other as family. We went through a-lot, just like normal bestfriends we shared problems form love to disposing bergamo utensils. When I was based in singapore as a marketing officer, mikee was the one who convinced me to go back to manila and pursue my drawing career. Following his instinct I left my well-paying job and started doing illustrations for famous gay clubs here. And it was the best decision I have done for my career, and I know mikee was proud of me. But now, it's mikee's turn to shine. He is now making waves as a designer in HK! I must say it has always been his dream to become a well know fashion designer and i remember the days when we used to talk for hours at cafes drafting our success path. Now I already reached my dream of becoming a Creative Director and Illustrator, and Mikee is now an accomplished Fashion Designer. Cheers to us!