Jul 17 2017

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK
I am very pleased and humbled to announce that I will have a couple of my pieces sitting alongside work by legends in the art world in a new museum exhibition exploring the place of toys within Art.

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is a new exhibition, exclusive to The Gallery@ The Civic, exploring the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design. By using British Pop Art of the 1950s and 1960s as a starting point and the movements it inspired, the exhibition will showcase paintings, prints and sculpture from around the world.

The Toy Box also takes a look at how toys have inspired the world of design, including furniture, fashion and even artist design collectable toys, such as Urban Vinyl.

It feature internationally renowned names such as Eduardo Paolozzi, KAWS, Jason Freeny, Jimmy Cauty, Glennray Tutor and Ron English, alongside the best of British contemporary artists and designers.

The Gallery @ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, UK
29 JULY – 23 SEPTEMBER
Admission FREE. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK


May 18 2017

Infiltrator WeGo Custom

As part of the 1000 toys touring show I customised one of their 1:12th scale Mechatro WeGo robot toys.
Produced in association with Sen-Ti-Nel1000 Toys are taking a selection of artist interpretations of the Di-Cast Mecha to various events and conventions around the world.
This coming weekend (20th & 21st May) they will be on show at the Five Points Festival in New York.
If you can drop by their booth (number 344) and check out mine and the other amazing Mecha customs.

“The Infiltrator” contains a hidden menace!
Something malevolent lurks beneath the metal skin.
Do you dare peek within?

Scroll down to discover the horrors………


May 10 2017

The Scavenger

Luna toy custom by Doktor A.

This little critter is in need of a loving home.
Pop over to @rotofugi gallery today and talk to them about adopting him.

Part of the wonderful Luna custom   group show currently running featuring many customised versions of the lovely character created by The Bots.
This whimsical little creature has been re-interpreted by artists from around the world for this show, and I am happy to say I got a chance to join in the fun.

See the pieces in person at the gallery for the rest of the month or contact them online about adding one to your collection.

Rotofugi
2780 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.
May 5th – 28th
http://gallery.rotofugi.com/exhibits/2017-LunaCustom/

 

 


Apr 26 2017

Toycon Details

Toycon Uk the main Art Toy convention in the UK is on for its 5th year this weekend ( 29th & 30th April) in Bethnal Green London.
I will be at booth number 35. Down by the stage, the same spot as last year.

The doors open to the public at 11am till 6pm on Saturday. 10am till 5pm on Sunday.
I will be there both days.
Tickets for Saturday have sold out on the website but there will be some available on the door.
Weekend tickets are still available on the website

See my previous posts here on my blog for details of the exclusives and items I will have with me.
Please do drop by and say hello. I will be happy to chat and sketch if it’s not too busy.
I should be able to accept credit & debit cards this year too. But cash is always best if possible please.


Apr 26 2017

Copper Creeps Series 4 Launch

Copper Creeps Series 4 launches at Toycon UK this April.
The two new characters in the classic horror series are The Gillman, denizen of fetid swampland and marshes. And The Phantom, mythic haunter of the Opera house.
The figures will be available in both “Cold-Cast” Pewter and Bronze open editions as well as the super limited, hand-painted Mono edition of only 20 pieces, each signed and numbered by Doktor A.

All the versions and the rest of the range of 8 characters will be available from my booth at Toycon as well as launching online at my store the same day.
Metal versions £40. Mono painted versions £90.


Apr 26 2017

Unique Painted Creeps for Toycon

I will have these four unique painted version of series 1 of Copper Creeps available at Toycon in London on the 29th and 30th of April.
Two each of The Monster and The Bride will be available in these striking red and metallic tones.
Each will be £100.
Any remaining after the show will be available through my online store.


Apr 25 2017

Tcon Smackdown at Toycon UK

A giant Rumble!
A Colossal  Tumble!
And one heck of a smack-down.
Giant robot on Kaiju action.Customised Tcon Vinyl figure with scratch built Mechtorian figure. A dynamic scenario to be unveiled at Toycon UK this weekend (29th &30th April) In the York Hall Bethnal Green London.

Vinyl Tcon toy, Acrylic, Epoxy, Steel, Brass, Rubber, Lead, Found Parts.
8.5″ tall on base.


Apr 20 2017

WeGo Customs for Toycon

I have created a mini edition of customised Mechatro WeGo robot toys from Sen-Ti-Nel and 1000 Toys.
These 1:35th scale ( about 3″ tall) Mecha have interchangeable di-cast metal and plastic parts and are super articulated.


I have put my Mechtorian spin on just 6 of these little beauties. Three Red and Three Teal.


Remove the chest plate to reveal their gears inside. Each one is different.


They will be available from my booth (35) at Toycon in London on the 29th & 30th April for £150 each.
Any remaining after the show will be available through my online store.


Apr 12 2017

Exclusive Toycon Mandrake……

Toycon UK Mandrake toy by Doktor A and Toy Art Gallery

Exclusive release for Toycon!
This new colourway of my Mandrake Sofubi Kaiju toys.
Boscastle and his little buddy Tubor, the Roots of all Evil!
The shrieking anthropomorphic vegetables of folklore.

Produced by Toy Art Gallery in L.A and sculpted by the legendary David Arshawsky.

Only 5 sets have been made in this edition.
Straw body with an olive green rub and copper eyes and fades.

They will be available from my booth at Toycon for £65 a set.
Any remaining after the show will be available through my online store.


Apr 12 2017

Toycon 2017

The fifth Toycon UK will very soon be upon us and this time it’s a two day event.
I will be vending for both days with my full stall of Mechtorians, Copper Creeps and other items.
Follow my social media feeds for reveals of what I will be bringing to the show.

Head over to the official Toycon website to book your tickets.
29th & 30th April.
At York Hall in Bethnal Green London.