THE RELIQUARY

Art Toys are objects of worship, and for his veneration has been made this artwork, a reminiscent of reliquaries that are exposed in churches for the recognition of their faithful followers.

This work of art comes from the imaginary universe of “Art Toy Maison” brand, from Spain.
And one of their characters, Miscelanius Ganekogorta- a rare and curious bug, with a proteinaceous character and multiform. Extremely egocentric and able to unfold only to worship itself, and made of resin - joins with other sofubi style characters- a Japanese vinyl- created by the Awesome Toys company from Hong Kong. We talk about the "Fake Baron" Super Robot in its different variants, and inspired by an illustration of the 70s of a Japanese card game called Menko. All part of a single artwork remembering that the union is strength.

Through recycled materials, resin and wood, is given shape to this temple whose centerpiece is a radiant sun that adorns "the virile" or passenger compartment that holds - and represents - the essence of this cult: the Art Toy; as a reflection of the artist's eye, destined to interact, communicate, be exposed and displayed.
A subversive artistic work- which intend to alter the order. Become an object of worship. Be in the limelight. Demanding audience participation; a very particular type of "play".

Expecting that you prepare for this kind of artwork a particular scenario and an appropriate atmosphere. Hoping to be displayed and exhibited, and being built a place attached to its personality and the personality of the person who possess and loves it...


Because beyond its aesthetic of "toy", this is an artistic object, a reliquary created for more than just to be "looked at and contemplated" - More than (dis) play. An artwork that responds to an inner need we all have, the "play", though not in the traditional sense, but as an experience of enjoyment, curiosity and enthusiasm - because "This is not a toy"

Finally, indicate how the reliquary has been painted inspired by the faience and tiles produced in Talavera de la Reina (Spain), popular pottery with five centuries old, of Muslim origin, and described by some as "childish beauty, naive and sometimes surreal", though charged with tradition and art, something like Art Toys.
EL RELICARIO

Los Art Toys son objetos de culto, y para su veneración se construye esta pieza que recuerda a los Relicarios que se exponen en las Iglesias para el reconocimiento de sus fieles.

Esta pieza surge del imaginario y del universo de Art Toy Maison, desde España.
Y uno de sus personajes, Miscelanius Ganekogorta  - un bicho raro, curioso, de carácter proteico y multiforme. Sumamente egocéntrico, capaz de desdoblarse solo para adorarse así mismo, y hecho en resina- se une con otros personajes de estilo Sofubi, un vinilo japonés, creados por la compañía Awesome Toys, desde Hong Kong. Hablamos del Super Robot “Fake Baron”, en sus distintas variantes, e  inspirado en una ilustración de los años 70 de un juego de cartas japonés llamado Menko. Todos formando parte de una única pieza, recordando que la unión hace la fuerza.

Gracias a materiales reciclados, resina, madera, se da forma a este templete cuyo eje central es un sol radiante que adorna “el viril” o habitáculo que guarda - y representa - la esencia de este objeto de culto: el Art Toy, como reflejo de la mirada del artista, destinado a comunicar, a comunicarse, a exponerse y exhibirse.

Una obra plástica subversiva – que pretende alterar el orden. Convertirse en objeto de adoración. Ser el centro de atención. Demandando la participación del espectador, un tipo de “juego” muy particular. Espera que le creen un escenario y una atmósfera apropiada. Que lo exhiban, que lo muestren, le construyan un espacio ligado a su personalidad y a la propia del que lo posee y adora…


Porque más allá de su estética de “juguete”, éste es un objeto artístico, un relicario creado para algo más que para ser “mirado y contemplado” – More than (dis)play. Una obra que responde a una necesidad interior que todos tenemos, la del “juego”, aunque no en el sentido tradicional del término, sino como experiencia de disfrute, curiosidad y entusiasmo – porque “This is not a toy”.

Por último, indicar cómo el relicario se ha pintado inspirándose en la loza y azulejería producida en Talavera de la Reina (España), cerámica popular con 5 siglos de antigüedad, de origen musulmán, y que algunos describen como de “belleza infantil, ingenua y a veces surrealista”, aunque cargada de tradición y arte, algo así como los Art Toys.
“This Artwork has been part of the "JAPANESE HORROR STORY. Off Horror and Fantasy Film Festival from San Sebastián" EXHIBITION organized by ART TOY GAMA Collective in Arteuparte Gallery - … located within the space of Tabakalera - Centre for Culture and Contemporary Art located in the city of Donosti/San Sebastian
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