Emerging from Manila, Archie Geotina also known as Chichimonster, is a multi-disciplinary artist with roots heavily seeded in the street culture of the Philippines. 

His influence is not “street” in the traditional sense—it is the culmination of growing up in a raw setting filled with colonial influence, extreme social disparity, and religious undertones. It is the vibration of the developing world, with rich insight on how new political power operates in this modern world. His art depicts the irony and the truth of being in an environment that nurtures luxury and poverty at the same time.

He co-founded the graffiti crew Kings Stay True (KST) in 2006, which marked the beginning of his evolution from the traditional graffiti to creating his own unique style. Combined with a stream of consciousness process that taps into the countries historical references, he bases his graffiti lettering on the lost Philippine alphabet, the Alibata. Mixing arabic accents with Kana ( Japanese writing ) with other South East Asian scripts to create his own phoenetic script. 

His style is also inspired by the multitude of local cultures within the Philippine islands. From murals to portraits, light installations and projection mapping   Archie mixes different materials of acrylic paint, spray paint, ink, resin, and wheat paste , projectors and flourescent light to create his pieces. He has also used fire extinguishers in his mixed media pieces. His art has led him to work in collaboration with several different brands and has brought his work to   Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Hong Kong and the United States.

Past Exhibits

- Alpha Omega A.D.D. under Collective 88 @ Aspace Makati (2015)
- Manila Art Fair under Nova Gallery @ Makati (2014)
-  Camp Rebuild Charity Art Show @ Rebels Ark CA., Los Angeles (2014)
- Crystal Head Vodka Custom @ Secret Fresh , Manila (2014)
- New Natives @ Lightbombs Contemporary Aberdeen, Hong Kong (2014)
- Storm Trooper @ Secret Fresh , Manila(2014)
- Black @ Secret Fresh , Manila (2013)
- Analog Signals [email protected] Gallery, Makati (2012)
- Bototoy Loves Boobies Charity @ Secret Fresh Ronac Art Center , Manila (2012)
- Jeepney Arts Festival Competition @ Mall Of Asia  (2012)
- Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit @ Secret Fresh Ronac Art Center, Manila (2012)
- Bototoy Launch @ Secret Fresh Ronac Art Center  , Manila (2012)
- F*ck Art Let's Dance 2 [email protected] And Space Contemporary, Manila (2012)
- Manila Design Week, Manila (2011)
- F*ck Art Let's Dance - Manila Contemporary, Makati (2010)

Web Videos

Converse Clashwall: https://vimeo.com/97790746
Greater Good: http://vimeo.com/22190504
G-Shock: http://vimeo.com/85987421
Show & Tell:http://vimeo.com/52905774
Manila Regardless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi303hqGV6Y
Trilogy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FomcA2-14mw

Press

ART RADAR ( May 2015 )

CLAVEL MAGAZINE ( May 2015 )

ADOBO Magazine ( April 2015 )

REDBULL ( March 2015 )

REDBULL ( August 2014 )

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ( July 2014 )

METRO MAGAZINE ( June 2014 )

STATUS MAGAZINE ( 2014  )

MANILA BULLETIN ( August 2014 )

STREETTHING ( June 2014 )

ZEE LIFESTYLE ( April 2014 ) 

MEGA MAGAZINE ( JANUARY 2014 )

CLAVEL MAGAZINE ( December 2013)

YOUNG STAR ( December 2012 )

METRO MAGAZINE ( July 2011 )

Twitter: @chichimonster
Facebook: facebook.com/archiegeotina
Instagram: @chichimonster
email: [email protected]
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