We brought you news earlier in the year that Gary Baseman was working on a release of Ahwroo with 3D Retro (read HERE). Today Gary Baseman x 3DRetro has officially confirmed a new Ahwroo colourway last seen *cough leaked in January will be let loose tomorrow 24th April!
“I live my life every day as an artist. I don’t do anything that isn’t about creating, sometimes to the detriment of my life. How others see my art is up to them. I start with creating images and characters, often in an intuitive and playful way. I experiment in different mediums and disciplines. My work may seem light-hearted at first, but it’s all quite serious to me. I’m inspired by experiences, intellectual and emotional connections, and I hope those who view my art can somehow be touched by it.
I think about and value more my “dream reality” than dreams. Dreams are many things: actual dreams when we sleep, dreams of desire of how we want to live our lives. My dream reality speaks to how I live life, my worldview – how I take in our objective or subjective reality and work with it to create something meaningful. I take heartache and happiness, and filter them through what I call my dream reality. Hopefully I can create some imagery or narrative that people can relate to, learn from, be inspired by, and hopefully that in turn makes them a better person.”
Edition of 150. Priced at $70 each instore release at 11am Online ( if any left Noon PST on 3dretro.com )
About Gary Baseman
Gary Baseman is a Los Angeles-based artist. He explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through painting, performance, film and fashion. His very recent projects include a collaboration with COACH; a documentary “Mythical Creatures” about his family heritage; and a travelling retrospective that featured hundreds of his paintings, photographs, videos, and toy and costume designs.
Baseman’s multifaceted career includes illustration for clients including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal and the bestselling board game Cranium; as well as animation for which he created the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning ABC/Disney series “Teacher’s Pet.” He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on graphics and multidisciplinary arts and visual communications.