Saturday, December 17, 2011

Just Blaze Bumping his Asia Minigod!!

Super producer "Just Blaze" happens to be a toy collector, and one of the hosts of
the BET hit reality series "Master of the Mix Season 2". a reality competition that aims to crown America’s best DJ. I was honored to provide the host Just Blaze and DJ legend Kid Capri with there very own 15"Black Buddha Asia minigods. Tonights episode "NYC Scratch Battle" will have the the final contestants battling it out and will feature the Asia minigods. Make sure you check it out Saturday Dec 17, 12:00 midnight tonight on BET, or check Master of the Mix Season 2 on facebook for the episode.

Thanks Moses Mitchell for the amazing photos and thank you BET, Just Blaze,
and Kid Capri has got to be the sure shot!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Neo Indigenous Official Press Release


Press Contact:
Liza Quiñonez

MARKA27 Unveils Highly-Anticipated, “Neo Indigenous”

December 12, 2011, New York City. Victor "MARKA27" Quiñonez finally unveils his new body of work, Neo Indigenous, on January 12, 2012, from 8-10pm. New York’s art elite will flock to TTUnderground Gallery, 91 2nd Avenue, Lower Level, in the East Village of Manhattan to witness the mix-media exhibit. From January 12 - 28 art lovers will journey through the artist’s exploration of binding ancient Aztec, African, and Asian art forms with modern pop culture and street art.

Neo Indigenous celebrates the artist’s arrival and first solo show in Gotham. It also marks a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness. His quest to bridge past with present illustrates his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. Juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression-- a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on.

Using multiple mediums such as paintings, collectible vinyl toys and speakers, silk screen panels, and prints, Neo Indigenous is a visual feast of the artist’s ability to float seamlessly between varying art forms. Having worked with clients such as Pioneer Electronics, VH1, Disney, Scion, and Kidrobot, Marka27’s solo debut in NYC is not one to be missed.

About Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez:

Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals.

Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and showcased alongside artists such as: Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen, and has appeared in lifestyle magazines and books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York, I am Plastic Too, and gracing the cover of Flux-Designer Toys. His artwork has sold through the world-renowned Freeman's Auction House.

Now based in New York City, Marka27’s quest for artistic exploration continues. Breaking beyond the canvas’ confines, he created to critical acclaim the MIniGods: Givers of Divine Sound©, a high-end line of designer vinyl toy speakers. His latest body of work, Neo-Indigenous© is a deep look into indigenous ancient aesthetics fused with street art, pop culture, and personal life experience. For more info, visit the Marka27 website and blog.

About TTUnderground Gallery:

TTUnderground emerged in June 2010 as the new Toy Tokyo Gallery Space. Its roots were forged in the journey that began with theshowroomNYC, in the fall of 2004, as a unique venue to explore the connection of pop art culture with the world of designer toys. The genre encompasses a wide range of artists who choose to display their works on various mediums including clothing, vinyl toys, canvas, and even film. Originally this realm was most popularized in Japan, China, and Hong Kong. Now the combination of art and the limited edition toy is main stream in the United States. TTUnderground strives to continue the expansion and growth of the intersection of pop art and designer toys through exhibition and special art events.

Neo Indigenous: A Solo Art Exhibit by Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez

TT Underground
91 Second Avenue, Lower Level
New York, NY 10003

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Jan. 12, 2012
8pm to 10pm

1's & 2's:
DJ T-wreXX

Ladies Love... M27!!

This Saturday, Dec. 17th from 12-8pm, the ladies are showing me a little love by making me a featured artist at The Ladies Love Project's Holiday Pop Up Shop. I'll be here with the wifey selling some Mini-Minigods, Blind box Buddy's, Lil' Ego Children's Apparel and more! Come thru and get your holiday shopping on!


The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets)
New York, NY 10014

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
Time: 12PM-8PM

Pop-Up Shop Vendors:

Toofly NYC
Dahlia Soleil
Pink Eye
Lipstick Manifesto
Shirley Rodriguez
Vanilla Medallions
Good Wood NYC
El Salonsito
Barrio Media

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I have been given the opportunity to have my first solo exhibit in NYC! Im really looking
forward to this challenge and hope many of my friends, collectors, and fellow artists make it
out to the show. I have been working long nights at my Redhook studio preparing for
this show titled "Neo Indigenous" Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 10, 2011

15" Black Buddha Asia minigod Release NYCC!!

Im going to be releasing with Bic Plastics the 15" "Black Buddha" Asia minigod at this years
New York Comic Con. The release and signing will take place at the ToyTokyo booth# 976
October 14 3PM-4PM. We also produced a new teaser and photo shoot taken
in Brooklyn Chinatown for your viewing and listening pleasure. In this photo shoot
Sam Parducho models the Black Buddha along with Reina Quiñonez, my amazing daughter!
Photography by M27 Designs.

Black Buddha Specs:
15” ASIA minigod --

4 Ω Power Speaker & 10 Ω Tweeter

Mini Jack cable
USB adapter
100 / 240 V AC Adapter
2.5 Hour rechargeable Lithium Battery
ON and OFF Switch
LED lights
ABS Speaker Protector
Three points of articulation
Suggested retail $160

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I will be at New York Comic Con on Friday October 14 from 3pm to 4pm releasing
my latest 6" Asia minigod the "Black Buddha" edition. This figure is limited to
only 100 pieces in the U.S so get it while it's on fire!!! This is a Toy Tokyo NYCC
Exclusive stop by the Toy Tokyo booth #976 for a chance to cop the latest minigod.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Strangeways The New Cool! Dallas Texas

Introducing Strangeways!

One of the most happening hot spots in Dallas Texas. What makes Strangeways special from the run of the mill bars in Dallas or any
other local city bar. How about over 40 beers on tap, designer toys, excellent mexican dishes and an art collection from some of today's hottest artists like Barry Mcgee, Tim Biskup, Puss Head, Kaws, Bounty Hunter, and many more! Strangeways also has an incredibly friendly and helpful staff ready to serve you the best in delicious beer and mixed drink beverages. Stangeways also offers a laid back vibe open to everyone who needs an escape from the everyday grind, to just hanging with friends, or needing a creative outlet in it's artistic atmosphere. With all this visual atmosphere, designers toys, low brow art, exposed brick walls, one might ask, what about the music? Stangeways is inspired by the Smiths and named after one of there song titles. The music at Strangeways is very reminiscent of the 80's 90's music era. In this world we all crave to find a place we can have some "ME TiME", and really get to unwind a recharge. Eric Sanchez hardcore designer toy and art collector wanted to team up with his family to make his dream come true. This is the all American story you hear about, family owned, family built, family run operation. The next time you find yourself in Dallas Texas and need a freaking good beer with super good vibe stop by Strangeways. I grew up in Dallas so take my word for it!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Marka27 & Pioneer celebrate music!

Check out the Pioneer DJ auction on charitybuzz where I designed a one-of-a-kind, customized CDJ-2000 turntable. By bidding you can support VH1 Save the Music.

This Piece is an original one of a kind customized CDJ turntable mounted on a wood canvas! Support the music and get an original piece of art by yours truly. This was a great project to be a part of and Im honored Pioneer asked me to join the amazing group of artists lined up for this.

Human Powered Works, in Boston


Featuring amazing work by the best street artists from Boston, NYC, Phili etc, Incredible Photographers, Graph Artists and more.
I'll have a little something in this show, so if you happen to be in "The Bean" make sure you check this out.
Silver Oris, Nineta, Pro Blak, Swat, 9&saintvitus, Marka27, Enamel Kingdom, Heather McGrath, Alphabet Arm Design, Chris Piascik, Morgan Thomas Anderson, Thomas Buildmore, Nick Z, Matthew Zaremba, Tony Luong, Martha O'Connell, James Buford, Tom Lutz, Damion SIlver, Alphabet Soup, Anti Designs, Shayna Yasuhara, Josh Falk, Nick Colen + Skunk.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Marka27 Excursions

It's been a little while folks, but Im back! Ive been racking up the sky-miles and running
around from HongKong, Dongguan, to Chichen Itza with wifey. So much inspiration from
these recent trips I can't even begin to blog about it , so better If I show off some pics!

Big Thanks to Marco Wong and Jasper Wong for being such good hosts in HongKong.
Also thank you my Mayan brothers for showing my wife and I a great time in Tulum!
There will be some HOT art and vinyl coming out of these trips for sure!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Asia Minigod available to all retailers!

From the factory to your local designer toy shop!! Holler at your local retailers and get them
while there hot! Asia minigod available now to all retailers, jus contact DKE toys for retailers only.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Here is a pic of my Ghost Girl Custom for the Ghost in the Machine exhibit at Myplasticheart.
They have a great line up of artists in this show so get out there and check it out!

Monday, April 25, 2011


For the first time ever!! This Saturday after the S.F Shadow Serpent Dunny release
Jesse and I hit the streets in Mission S.F. Galria De La Raza was gracious enough to provide us the wall and the rest is history. Peep the finished product and check us out on Facebook
for actions shots of this mural in progress. Big up Jesse for making this happen! If you want to see this in person go to or drive to the corner of 24th st and Bryant in the Mission district of San Francisco, CA.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get them while there HOT!!!

Available on April 21st at 12:00AM eastern time on
Marka27 "Bloody Shadow Serpent Dunny" Artist Proof, limited to 10 pieces each!!
Each Dunny comes with hand painted blood splatters, authentic ceramic skull necklace from Mexico and one funky rubber snake from China.
The snake colors and style will vary.
Each Dunny and packaging will come signed and numbered.

Monday, April 18, 2011


After several hours in my studio I was able to knock out this 20" Dunny in time for the Kidrobot release in N.Y.
If you wanna see and hear this bad boy in person come out to my signing for the 8"Serpent Dunny release this
Thursday April 20 from 6PM-8PM, at Kidrobot N.Y.

The 20" Marka27 AFRICAN MINIGOD DUNNY is inspired by African Warriors and African face masks.

This 20" custom features
4 full range Sony speakers,
hand sculpted details,
pyramid studs,
leather bands, with brass spikes
skull necklace,
and feathers.
acrylics, and spray paint, with clear varnish finish

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Marka27 8" Serpent Dunny drops April 20

Yes the rumors are all true!
So after months of emails and PM's from collectors and my
peoples out there Kidrobot has let the serpent out of the bag.
Im really looking forward to this release with a signing tour,
April 20 NY, 21, LA, 22, SF. I hope to see you all there and big ups KR!!
Check out more photos at

Monday, April 4, 2011


Here is a little teaser for you vinyl fans out there. It won't be long before the drop!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bic Buddy Props!!

Big Props!! to Jeremy Dale a.k.a Valleydweller on his amazing Bic Buddy customs.
I hope to see more from Valleydweller soon.

Check out some of his work here,

Monday, February 14, 2011

The wait is over! Asia Minigod Release this Saturday 2.19.

Be the first to worship your beats on a 15" and 5.5" Asia Minigod this Saturday, February 19th from 6-9pm as we pop up for one night only in one of downtown LA's newest hotspot boutiques, SixHundredLA (600 Spring St. Los Angeles).

(Retail 15" -$160, 5.5" -$40)

I'll be there signing your new Minigods and limited edition prints:

13x19 Asia Mingod Dragon Print ($50) limited to 100 pieces, signed and numbered and one of a kind Asia Minigod screen prints on rice paper and scrolls ($prices varied).

Our first 50 customers will also receive a signed and numbered Marka27 Asia Minigod Artist Card and be entered into a raffle for surprise give-aways throughout the night!

It's gonna be a good time! Rock.Your.Body...