Art+ Collectibles is pleased to present “Novelties of Retrospection” in which visual artists Arvin Santos and Rymnd Gev explore the old and the new with a playful flair for nostalgic influences.
Paying homage to popular references from different eras, artists Santos and Gev encourage the viewers to take a different route in perceiving the world around us by offering their personal memories, prompting the viewers to individually reminisce and look deeper into the most prized memories of our youth.
An invitation to look back to these vivid moments, “Novelties of Retrospection” hopes to reconnect our child-like selves as we continue to navigate adulthood—offering a souvenir of novelty and nostalgia along the way.
Arvin Santos (b. 1996) is known for his experimental and vibrant graphic anecdotes on popular influences, mostly of television and game characters from his childhood. Drawing inspiration from Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Banksy, Santos’ playful yet intricate acrylic works incorporates the youthful and comical elements of Pop Art blended with the artist’s unique style that is surely as eye-catching as experiential—urging the viewers to look back and reminisce one’s own childhood.