Oct 23 2017

The Winner!

Gordon Selwyn Bennett purchased a nice new topcoat and hat in a vivid green hue.
So uplifted was he with his new apparel, that he wished as many people as possible should share in it’s finery.
So he entered the first of what was to become large yearly races around Retropolis.
With no mind for practicality or the Grand Prize he insisted on sporting the unsuitable clothing.
Getting ahead of the crowd seemed the best way to show off his lovely jacket so he did just that.
Staying there for the duration of the race.
It was such a delightful surprise that this first time racer should be such a natural, that the crowd took him to their hearts.
And afterwards the local team adopted his shiny green tone as their official colours.

Acrylic, ABS, Epoxy, Lead, Steel, Rubber, Paper, Found Objects.
11.5″ tall X 7″ X 18″

This new Mechtorian piece was created especially for the “A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” exhibition. He is currently on show at the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa, in Spain. Organised and mounted by the awesome Art Toy Gama collective.

The piece is available to purchase from the show (Please contact them not me if you are interested) and will hopefully soon be listed on the store.

Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.


Oct 9 2017

The Universe of Art Toys


October 21st – March 4th 2018

I am honoured to be a part of an exciting new museum exhibition in Spain.

“A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition organized by the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa,(province of Guipuzcoa), in Spain.

The exhibition features works from 50 artists of different trends and disciplines, from 15 countries. Coordinated and lead by the Topic Museum and organized and curated by the International Art Collective “Art Toy Gama” and Fran Picazo.

All exhibited pieces of art will be available to reserve and purchase through the Art Toy Gama Collective.

My piece is a new Mechtorian character who is set to be a winner. Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.

He will be revealed to the world later in the month.


Jul 17 2017

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present

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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 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/

 

 


Feb 10 2017

Available Works


I currently have a small handful of original and custom works available to purchase in various galleries around the USA. And of course they can all be contacted over the internet.

Starting top left:
Anesthesia is at Copro in L.A.
Unit 57 a Huck Gee Skullhead custom is with Clutter Gallery in New York.
Hob-Boglin is also with Clutter Gallery.
Martian Tripod is right now with Mothership Gallery in Philadelphia

So if you are interested in adding one of these pieces to your collection simply click on the link and contact the relevant gallery.


Nov 10 2016

Boglin Custom Show

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I am pleased to say I was invited to participate in the re-launch of Boglins.
This classic line of 1980’s toys has been reworked and reintroduced by Clutter with original creator Tim Clarke.

As someone who worked on the original line of Mini Boglins back then it has been fun revisiting these mischievous little characters and messing with them.
You can see all the artist’s versions at the Clutter Gallery from Nov 12th to Dec 2nd. Drop them an email to get on their previews list if you may be interested in making a purchase.

https://shop.cluttermagazine.com/gallery


Jan 22 2015

Conjoined V

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This coming Saturday 24th January sees the opening of the 5th yearly “Conjoined” dimensional art show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica California. Curated by the amazing artist Chet Zar, Conjoined showcases sculptors and makers from around the world, many of w whom do not regularly show in galleries.
I am once again honoured to be a part of this astonishing show.
Come along to the opening at 8pm and have a look at mine and all the other amazing works.

The show is then open until the 14th of February.

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“Rollo O Ver”

Acrylic, Epoxy resin, Steel, Lead, Rubber,Paper, Found Objects
9″x9″x5″

I kept a runny tally of parts just out of interest on this project. Total component including fixings = 316
Contact the gallery for purchase information.

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Feb 3 2014

A Little Trip to York

 

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“Marcus Warren Entwhistle”
Bringer of synthetic Lanolin to the unclean masses.
He was the first to present soap in an affordable form to the unwashed proletariat of Retropolis and subsequently cleaned up..
Now he spends his days surrounded in eccentric artistic luxury focusing on perfecting his pipe bubbles.

Acrylic, A.B.S, Rubber, Lead, Epoxy, Found Objects, Vintage draughtsman instruments, Vintage bath-chair toy.
25″ tall X 23″ X 14″

Currently on display and available to purchase from the astonishingly magical store:
The Imaginarium
6 Blake Street, YO1 8QG York, United Kingdom

Visit their Facebook page too : The Imaginarium

 

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Jan 15 2014

Conjoined IV

 

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The annual sculptural show curated by Chet Zar opens this Friday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica California.
I have a new piece in the show ( see previous post) and the collaborative piece I did with Chet earlier in the year will also be on display again. There is lots of top notch talent in this show so give yourself a treat and visit if you possibly can.


Jan 14 2014

The Tash Stash

 

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Horace Mooch was teased through school for his moustache which had unfortunately been installed upside down.  Unable to afford a replacement he taught himself basic metalworking skills and fashioned himself a new one.
The replacement never reached his face. So exquisite was it that the Dean of his collage purchased it for himself and started a trend for handmade Tashes. So taken was he with his new found talent and popularity that he set up in business and soon became the go-to place for high end facial adornments. The little workshop was passed from father to son and is now in the fourth generation. Each Horace in turn waring their own Tash upside down in memorium of the founder.

ABS, PVC, Epoxy, MDF, Rubber, Lead, Glass, Polyurethane resin, Leather, Paper, Found Objects. Mounted on a wooden shelf.
16″ x 16″ approx.

 

My piece for the Conjoined IV sculpture show curated by Chet Zar. Opening at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on the 18th of January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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