Born in France and raised in the Philippines, Vinyl on Vinyl artist Reen Barrera’s artistic inclinations were evident early in childhood. The artist had then begun with repairing wood carvings at church, which grew into an interest in collecting found materials to create toys and figurines. Today, Barrera’s works make fond references to such and like childhood memories, while incorporating vernacular phrases, and streetscapes. Tinged with nostalgic longing, his figures are most recognizable for their nonchalant expressions which contrast with the artist’s signature expressionistic render, as he continues to draw inspiration from children and their carefree dispositions.