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        This painter’s Vespa S125 is proof that there are perks to being an artist

        The local visual artist is also an avid scooter rider
        by John Paulo Aguilera May 16, 2021
        PHOTO: JP Pining

        Every once in a while, JP Pining’s passions—painting and motorcycles—collide. And when they do, it results in a two wheel-themed geometric burst of colors.

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        Recently, the visual artist from Mandaluyong finished a commissioned artwork of a Vespa scooter, which he called Forza. Aside from the fact that it’s another impressive piece from Pining, what’s also amusing is how he was compensated for it.

        Nung bumisita kasi ako sa shop nila, sobrang tinitigan ko yung Vespa S125. Nagandahan ako, lalo na 2020 model yun. Tapos inalok ako nung owner, kung gusto ko raw offset. Painting sa motor,” he told Top Bikes Philippines, while refusing to name his client.

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        Then nung tumagal, nagpagawa na rin yung isa pang owner. Ayun, di na ko naglabas ng pera, ha ha!

        Pining, who has previously collaborated with Starbucks and FamilyMart, first did a digital study in order to get an idea of the final product. Then, he applied his signature style and rendered a more aggressive feel to the already sporty design.

        Outside his motorcycle-themed art, he likes to keep his two worlds apart: “Actually, magandang process din yung pagra-ride bago makagawa ng painting. Kasi hindi naman ako araw-araw nagpipinta, lalo na nakaka-burnout din saka depende sa mood ako nagpipinta. Kaya kung kaya makapag-ride ginagawa ko, kahit saglit lang yan or tam-bike.

        Laking tulong kasi nung pagra-ride, lalo kapag nagra-ride ako di ko iniisip yung pagpipinta. Kumbaga pang-break siya, ayoko kasi na paulit-ulit lang yung nangyayari sa buhay ko araw-araw.

        When he’s not holed up in his studio, Pining usually hangs out at coffee shops with his fellow riders from Vespaps and Mototechnik.

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        He adds the Vespa S125 to his growing scooter/bike collection that also includes a Vespa Sean Wotherspoon, Vespa Primavera, Honda Giorno, Yamaha XSR900, and a pocket bike.

        Asked if he still has a dream scooter, Pining replied: “Vespa 946 siguro. Ganda ng hugis eh. Saka iba yung dating, lalo kapag nakita mo sa personal. Saka since bibihira lang makakita nun in person, maglalaway talaga pag nakakita, ha ha!

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