ART TOY GAMA Exhibition: JAPANESE HORROR STORY. Horror and Fantasy Film Festival from San Sebastián. ART TOY GAMA are expanding their exhibition portfolio once more and this time the theme is much darker, but we like it. One of the pieces made us pick our jaw up from the flaw and that piece was the swamp girl by RAMON PLA.
Here’s a few more works of art for the show coming from artists around the world.
Artists include: – Antu Artwork (Chile), Judas Arrieta (Spain) , Artefacto Inc. Art Toys (Colombia), Art Toy Maison (Spain), Sandra Arteaga Creatures (Spain), Better Days Toys (Spain), Coté Escrivá (Spain), Devils Toys (Colombia) El Dodo Albino (Spain), Fuego Fatuo (Spain), Javier Jimenez (Spain), Fer Mg (Spain), Cesc Grané (Spain), Konsepto (Philippines), MRS Dominguez y Palacios (Spain), Okokume Lau (Spain), Pyro Toys (Chile), Twee Muizen (Spain), Ramon Pla & Silvia Pérez (Spain), Mr. Roboto (Colombia), Sickemil (Spain), Sr.Miau (Spain), Suspirialand (Spain), Tosty Toys (Colombia), Jeff Bazak (Spain), Jake Valentine (USA), Vuitbits (Spain), Willie D´mon (Spain), Xelon Xlf (Spain), Cesar Zanardi (Argentina)
Art Toy Gama is a professional, artistic and international Collective representing different contemporary trends in the world of Art, and with the intention of carrying out projects and exhibitions that make a difference, challenging the status quo, and with the idea of promoting and giving greater impetus to the Movement or artistic Trend based on the Art Toys. And because of the theme of the 27th Horror and Fantasy Film Festival from San Sebastian -from October 6 to November 7-, in the space of Arteuparte universe, a Gallery located within the space of Tabakalera – Centre for Culture and Contemporary Art located in the city of Donosti/San Sebastian, it will be presented an art exhibition that will combine customized characters and original artworks and paintings by some of the best artists of the current scene, who have kindly agreed to participate in the event with the intervention of their own platforms, creating art Toys as authentic works of art. Besides we can also find some original illustrations and prints. An exhibition curated by Fran Picazo and titled “Japanese Horror Story. Off Horror and Fantasy Film Festival”. From October 6th to November 7th.
Arteuparte Gallery /Studio / Store / Magazine … located within the space of Tabakalera – Centre for Culture and Contemporary Art located in the city of Donosti/San Sebastian www.arteuparte.comhttps://www.tabakalera.eu
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JAPANESE HORROR STORY. Off Horror and Fantasy Film Festival”
In an era in which everything is interconnected, an artistic Contemporary Movement like this based on the Art with Toys (Art Toys), can not but be understood as part of something bigger, of one more comprehensive and popular culture, which is many times a reflection of concerns and anxieties. Because if there is something that defines human beings over time, it is probably the fear, especially the fear of the
unknown. The fear of the supernatural and / or the fantastic. Although many times it is an attractive fear, this is the reason for the success of horror movies and fantasy film.
The fantastic and Japanese horror movies, but also programs and television series, plus the manga and anime have inspired the creation of countless characters and / or plastic toys; and also from the nineties, the creation of collectable Art Toys for adults, that are part of a new artistic vision or avant-garde, crossover between fine art, design, pop culture, and based on the Art with Toys.
Art Toys that in many times are a reflection of concerns and anxieties. Because if there is something that defines human beings over time, it is probably the fear, especially the fear of the unknown. The fear of the supernatural and / or the fantastic. Although many times it is an attractive fear, this is the reason for the success of horror movies and fantasy film.
Characters and / or imaginary creatures that absorb popular culture, urban movements and social criticism, with that aura of a Toy that is no longer a Toy, because the Art Toy is not a Toy to play, but an artwork that aims to strip the viewer of any preconceived ideas, labels and stereotypes.
A character with a story, with a message and that contains a reflection of the artist. With an own original narrative result of the imagination of an artist. Unique or limited edition pieces, they are more an aesthetic and sensibility that a material or type of figure… There are no rules or unique materials.
A plastic artwork. A “toy” decontextualized, liberated from its original function – as an object to play in the usual sense – and that enters the adult world as a piece of art, design, decoration and collecting.
A kind of cultural creation, the Art Toys, that in its origins it is the result of a mixture of subcultures and Tendencies. A living example of expansion, globalization and hybridization of cultures, of varied styles, and that in this exhibition we have a sample…
- ? Art Toys as a reflection of multiculturalism http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/post/140328917698/art-toys-as-a-reflection-of-multiculturalism
- ? What are Art Toys http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/post/145966596468/what-are-art-toys
- ? Into de depths of imagination http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/post/141483964413/into-the-depths-of-the-imagination
- ? Monsters, demons and ghosts as a cultural phenomenon http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/post/141492385618/monsters-demons-and-ghosts-as-a
- ? The artistic Art Toys Movement. From East to West http://arttoystheoryandcriticism.tumblr.com/post/147089862158/the-artistic-art-toys-movement-from-east-to- west