Monday, August 29, 2016
With pieces crammed tight upon the black covered tables, I wish it was easier to view individual works, especially those still dwelling within their packaging, but that didn't detract from the talent. As you can see in the pictures below, the works ranged from the abstract and expressionist to the psychedelic and surreal. A wonderful gathering of what we call "kaiju" works, or of adjacent interest, it was certainly a promising first curatorial outing for Bo Braden & Grizlli Atom.
Featuring works by Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez, Secret Demon Services, Unbox Industries, Barely Human Art, Retroband Toys, Deathcat Toys, Choke Hazard, Bog x Squad, Grizlli Atom, Purple Toys, Suckadelic, Leo Sofubi, Skullmark, Yokai Yu, Kear Jun, EPSW, Zectron, Obsessed Panda, Lab Monkey Number 9, Forces of Dorkness, Miscreation Toys, Shirahama Toys, Blood Guts Toys, Awesome Toys, Violence Toy, Erik Jacobus, Solo is Toys, Leeeeeetoy, Renone Lab, Ghost Cave, Luke Reich, Slave One, Etc Toys, Restless, Splurrt, and Trutek. Remaining pieces are available online now in Grizlli Atom's online shop.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
I saw this and knew I had to stop my Hokkaido holiday for it. Seriously, I don't know how everyone is going to fit into the booth. As it is, there's 5 guests (and all their goodies!) and I really should not be complaining! Ayako Takagi will be dropping some sweet Singapore exclusives even though she will not be attending. We certainly hope to see her on our friendly shores one day but for now, I am more than happy to settle for this.
According to the mastermind, there's only 5 Bastards in the metallic mash colourway at USD$40 each. I managed to bribe the head honcho into giving me more information and I'll let the pictures do the talking.
There's going to be Uamou, Real Uamou and the super special masked ones. Word is out that there will be 6 of those, and they are high coveted among fans and collectors, so all the more reason to get that VIP ticket. These are brought in by hornest.sg and Flabslab, people who have no compunctions about filling your life with consumerism.
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