Wednesday, 12 December 2012

sugar makes people go crazy

Nino Paulito recently featured in a one day arts event titled Bitesize. for this event, we created a new series of sculptures
 loosely based around the classic chattering teeth wind up toy. built using a variety of sweets, chocolate and sugar cookies, 
with lashings of royal icing cementing it all together, the work produced was also completely edible.

on the night of the event, participants were invited after a time to join us for a tea party where they could have a drink and 
devour our sculptural treats. we also also bought along an additional batch of plain cookies and challenged people to 
invent mega cookies of their own.

by the end, everything had been eaten. only a table cloth seeped in alcohol, broken plastic utensils and a face adorned pint glass 
smeared with Nutella left behind for us to collect.

view the full set of cookies here on the Nino Paulito tumblr page

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Monday, 19 November 2012

the effort collective presents: bitesize

Nino Paulito in collaboration with baking wizard Melissa Choong will be creating a new 
series of work for the Effort Collective's Bitesize event on 22 November @ 93 Feet East. 

Join us and a host others for an evening of arts with a bite. A delight in all things tiny, toothy 
and tenuously connected. 

Friday, 9 November 2012

100 beards, 100 days

100 Beards, 100 Days is a project conceived by noted fashion photographer Jonathan Pryce. over the space of three
months, he travelled about town taking brilliant street style portraits of bearded gentlemen. the series shows examples
of all types of facial hair, from neatly tailored to the wildly eccentric. my hairy face has also been included too, right
amongst the collection at no52.

the finished results can be seen on the 100 Beards... tumblr page. i've just received copy of the accompanying book,
 which collates the entire project and also contains a few additional images which didn't quite make it online.

also, for those of you planning to nurture some facial hair of your own or just embarking on a Movember pledge, 
above are some products Nino Paulito uses and recommends for good man fur maintenace.

Nino Paulito

Thursday, 18 October 2012


currently reading Wu Ch'eng-En's Monkey. it's a tale filled with exciting characters and written with colourful 
prose which i fell in love with the instant i discovered it. i used to stay up late to watch the live action tv show 
on channel 4 and also quite enjoy Damon Albarn's Journey To The West soundtrack which accompanied the 
stage opera. however, i have no idea how the story actually ends. 

does priest Tripitaka reach India to deliver the holy scripts? does insolent monkey find redemption? what
becomes of the excessively lecherous Pigsy and the apathetic sea monster Sandy? i'd like to finally find out...

Nino Paulito

Monday, 15 October 2012

monki map

i recently purchased some winter knits online from Danish based fashion label, (they have
current mid season sale, take advantage). equally exciting i thought was the jazzy illustrations decorating
 the packaging the goods arrived in. inspired, i decided to use them as source material to create a set of
lightly psychedelic GIFs.

team nino, always resourceful with our junk

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Thursday, 11 October 2012


 fetish doll made by members of a South African pygmy tribe. a recent gift from a friend.
i'm terribly superstitious when it comes to these things, my room is full of lucky charms.

i've been warned about this piece though. apparently the good luck it may initially grant can suddenly turn foul
and it's to be discarded the moment such an occurence happens. or else i may risk myself to some further misfortune...

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Monday, 1 October 2012

the official nino paulito website is now finally live. 
it presents a carefully collated portfolio of creative work completed by team nino over the last few years.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


straggling home one late night, i stumbled across some stray negatives tossed out on the street. 
only just come round to scanning them all and... wow! what incredible photos they contain.

whoever took these photos sure had an interesting eye for composition. loving the almost gangster poses in the photo 
above and the quite spectacular way both girl's saris hideously clash with every piece of furniture in the room.

cues like the granny sofa and boombox with stack of cassette tapes makes one instantly suggest these photos are from 
the 70's or early 80's. but i've visited places recently with similarly quaint interior. Dead Rebecca's Flat is one 
particularly striking example i remember. i assume like that place too, the home in these photos is owned by some time
retarded elderly resident who's no longer aware, (or cares), to update. and why should they? this place looks amazing.

Nino Paulito

Monday, 17 September 2012

RART in Glass Magazine

super collective RART were recently featured in a Glass Magazine article discussing, art, performance
 and curation. Nino Paulito also gets a credit for a photo of Millie Brown's performance piece 'Puking Rainbows'. 

read the full article here.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Super Drug Series: Lido

Superdrug recently had a ridiculous buy 1 get 2 free offer on disposable cameras. a bargain, so i bought nine.
i plan to use each one to create a completely different series of images. here's a preview of the first set titled Lido.

Nino Paulito

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

lick it, stick it

recently purchased a dozen or so packets of kid's rub on tattoos.
an online impulse buy. we've all done it. don't judge me.

my vast assortment contains tattoos depicting dinosaurs, fairies, bugs, hearts and cute baby animals.
perfectly suited to make a colourful or likely perverse feature in some future Nino project.

Nino Paulito

Thursday, 23 August 2012


just a quick one to share some images from a recent festival i performed in.
the festival curated by Jacob v Joyce was titled ORI and celebrated Yoruba culture and the Orisha gods.

i was the Oggue, god of horned creatures who symbolises male pride and masculinity.
for this performance i created a horned woolen headress and also a staff which was used to goad the crowd and 'sweep spirits'.

Nino Paulito

Monday, 6 August 2012

made by mel x

'Made By Mel' is the creation of animator/ illustrator Melissa Choong who recently completed her first series of textile badges. 
inspired by world folk traditions and using a combination of fabric, paper and various hand printing techniques, Mel has created 
an exciting and vibrant collection of accessories. 

here's a sneak peek. images by team Nino...  

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

nini town

almost forgot to do my monthly found photo feature thingy. here it is, i call it nini town.
also, this friday i'm performing at the Brick Box's Ori Festival. a festival inspired by African gods and folklore.

info here. show goes on till Sunday. do come along if you can...

Nino Paulito

Thursday, 26 July 2012

is he dead?

only i could discover my work featured in a poster exhibition but only find out now, some four years later...

Is He Dead? was the name of the project. it's a series of photographs/ performance i did in collaboration with
pal Jack. as the attached blurb i have no recollection of writing says,

"The protagonist is pictured lifeless and inert in various urban terrain. Whilst walking around town,
 he would suddenly collapse and lie motionless in the street. A few surprised members of the public
would check to see he was ok, but the majority after giving a quick glance would carry on walking 
... (the photos) are equally curious and visually striking with the ability to capture the attention of
 the passing public"

i had two prints in the show, the one above and this one here. they were apparently transformed into large
 prints and posted around Oxford Town Centre. the project sounds pretty cool. i only wish i could have
 been there/ known about it to enjoy at the time.

Nino Paulito

Monday, 16 July 2012

penny purse

like my new penny purse? these here are designed by american accessories brand Blue Q, (
their quirky wares are created using recycled packaging. being fellow ragmen ourselves, Nino naturally approves.

see the full coin purse range here. includes our other favourite, the Weed Money purse.

Nino Paulito

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

hard at work. a nino paulito update

a brief update of things done, things in progress and things to come...

last month Nino Paulito met HRH Prince Charles! a very surreal moment indeed. we talked coffee and i was introduced to his armed body guards. he is actually a very nice man, though i was a lil weirded out by his tiny sausage like fingers. see photos by Wayne Godwin Reid here.

art collective RART have a featured article in Glass Magazine. the photo slideshow also includes a Nino Paulito photograph of performance artist Millie Brown 'Puking Rainbows'.

speaking of performance, Nino Paulito will be featuring in two upcoming events. first up a performance/ live art presentation the Ori Festival which runs alongside Brixton Splash in early august. then in late september we'll be performing again, this time at the Dogstar. more info closer to the dates.

Nino Paulito is currently in the stage of producing a grand installation project with the working title 'School Project'. we'll be utilising our vast collection of found photos by having them projected on the walls and interiors of an iconic location. quite excited about this one, so the planning stages have been extremely thorough. installation and shooting will hopefully start within the next few weeks. is coming! we've finally inlisted the help of a extremely talented web designer to create a shit hot Nino Paulito website. over the last few years we've devloped quite an impressive portfolio including work with a number of rising stars in art and music. it's about time we start promoting ourselves too. a showcase website could really help land more comissioned work, invites to exhibitions as well as the opportunity to collaborate on large scale projects.

and lastly...
Nino Paulito has actually just returned from Germany where we celebrated the wedding of amazing and wonderful friends Nathalie and Damian. was quite a cosmopolitan affair with no less than 7 different languages being spoken between guests. we met many beautiful inspiring people not least the bride and groom's charming parents who welcomed and embraced us despite the language barrier.
all our love and best wishes go to out to you.

Nino Paulito

Sunday, 1 July 2012

untitled (dune buggy)

one day these seemingly random photo posts will all make sense. 
i've a grand installation currently under construction which'll tie all into a cohesive series.
going to take a while however. will try to keep regular updates on it's development. stay tuned...

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

clowns & dalmations

new addition to the nino paulito collection of Brokened Things, a set of vinyl dalmations.
measuring only millimetres across, this was a good opportunity to test out my borrowed macro lens.

quite a bunch of characters, aren't they?

Monday, 18 June 2012


Sunn o))) @ Koko. the only gig i've been to which has left me physically sick. 
was an overwhelmingly intense performance. it's impact physically felt as well as heard.

the Sunn o))) setup only includes 2 guitars and a moog but they're backed up by a mountainous wall of bass amps. there were
at least 20, probably more, it was difficult to count through the thick swirling haze. the sound they produce though is seriously
 immense. shockwaves pulsate through the air and floors, reverberating their way right into your guts. it's an extremely visceral

at about 40 mins in, there was a sudden 'crack!'. the sound of an amp exploding which emits a deep resonanting wave.
everyone in close vicinity noticeably feels it, including myself. it's actually too much to bear and i swiftly leave the room fearing
i'd vomit or pass out. after regaining some composure, i returned inside to enjoy the rest of the show. the following hour or so
 was a non stop barrage of thunderous doom and drone. i hypnotically drifted into a state of melancholic lull. intense.

 this was an amazingly fascinating experience. possibly the most visually exciting gig i've ever seen also but honestly not one
i'd like to experience again. it was heavy stuff which left me completely exhausted by the end. an overwhelming sense of
dread stubbornly lingered as i travelled home and i fought hard to contain a peculiar urge to cry.

desparately in need of cheering up now. craving a cuddle and some slightly more upbeat n 'wholesome' entertainment.