Hiroshi Yoshii has updated his portfolio a few days ago, with some fresh new work. Some of you might already know his cute and lovely 3D models – I still wonder why we don’t see more of his toys!By the way, you can buy these funny guys below at Factron from Japan. They’re cast in resin and cost 158dollar.
French Vinyl Toy Store and company Artoyz has announced some upcoming projects for this year’s remaining months and the beginning of 2013. Here you go!
There’ll be an exhibition on September 13th featuring Circus Posterus where they’ll show sneak peeks of 2 upcoming toy releases by 2 yet not announced members of Circus Posterus!
They’ll release an Eerz Mini Series in September featuring artists like Jon Burgerman, Cuypi, and Bunka.
Stephane Levallois will have new Toxic Candies released, and Bunka, known for his Chaos Monkey, will have another Chaos toy, too! Looks like a gorilla to me, as far as I can tell.
Plus, they’ll release another secret toy with a secret artist in 2013 (yes, lots of information to be found here), and they’ll release Phonybotz, small Android robots for Android phones.
Australian Artist Scott Bain is currently having an exhibiton called “Micromachina” in South Australia.
He describes his idea as following:
“MICROMACHINA examines what makes the insect world tick, and considers our attempts to control nature and the consequences. Humanity’s blatant disregard for nature, where profit comes before life, will ultimately be our undoing. Pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification and massive urban expansion push the fine balance of life toward disaster. There has to be a point, when mother nature will say ‘too far’, and rid the earth of its biggest pest… us.
When the planet’s soul is gone, all that’s left is cogs and pipes.
MICROMACHINA AQUA takes this inspiration to the high seas, highlighting the damage we are causing to an often unseen, large percentage of our planet. The destruction caused by overfishing, oil spills and now gas exploration are causing irreversible damage to these fragile underwater ecosytems. If the exhibition encourages the viewer to think about the future of other species, then the art is doing its job.”
Arkiv is currently having an exhibition at Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles until August 22nd.
Check their website for prints and clothing, as well as amazing originals and huge fiberglass sculptures – if you have 2900$ to spare.