M A N G O P E E L E R
Jepoy Garcia

Jepoy is ready to be your homeboy. He's down for whatever, always hustlin' but ready to party. Jepoy is a collage artist, working with the physical and cultural detritus of late-capitalist urban life. He's gonna take what he can get and make it better, for you and for me. This is the dream of Canada, and Jepoy is here to tell the story JUST SO YOU DON'T FORGET IT.’ Zeesy Powers

Jepoy Garcia is a Filipino-Canadian artist and marathon runner. He works in a diverse range of media including collage, screen printing, installation, fashion, food, projection, readymades, workshops, sound, the internet, plant healing, and performative athletics. His process involves the collecting, sorting and patterning of found ephemera.

Known for his large scale installations and happenings, Jepoy is interested in bringing people together through colour and energy. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Kyoto Japan where he explored his interest in healing power mystics. He is currently working on his first show for a museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Massive Party.

Jepoy is a self-taught artist also known for his intuitive and collaborative teaching methods and experimental residencies. He was the founder of Halo Halo Village (2009-2012), an exploratory impulse studio specializing in screen printing and experimental workshops. He continues to work extensively with students of all age groups at Seneca College, Sheridan College, Ontario College of Art & Design, The Art Gallery Of Ontario, Artscape, and is also permanently featured in The Royal Ontario Museum. Also a dedicated marathon runner and culinary artist, Jepoy's practice has often been referred to as 'Relational Aesthetics'. He uses performative running groups, running races and Hot Pot Workshops to bring people together to celebrate health.

Internationally known as MANGO PEELER, his art, fashion and poster art have also been attracting commissions and collaborations from celebrities such as Drake, October’s Very Own, R. Kelly, Josephine Foster, Major Lazer, Diplo and Anthony Bourdain.

MANGO PEELER is also obsessed with all things BASKETBALL and can really relate to this website.























M A S S I V E * P A R T Y

Art Gallery of Ontario, April 18, 2013.

I obsessively dream of the shantytown infrastructure and eclecticism of Philippine tropicalia. With the theme of ‘Gold’, I excavated golden jungle foliage of textures and sound featuring glittering costumes, my signature ‘Psych Bike Caravan’ and performative installation. I will be performing with dancer Ana Groppler, the Filipino group ‘PUNZARAMBA CLAN’, and members of Clutch from Kapisanan Philippine Art Centre. Our Psychbikes and performance evoke memories of colourful Jeepneys in the Philippines (old military trucks transformed into unique colourful vehicles used to transport the people). Our Filipino-Baroque spectacle will be a freewheeling glitzy fiesta sensation.