ARTWORK REVEAL// GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988


With Casey Weldon’s Groty drawing to a close this weekend (December 24th), we’ve decided to take a look back at the art that made the show so special. Held at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, the exhibition featured a number of paintings and drawings, with iconic 80′s toys and their attached nostalgia a focal point for Casey’s work. 

Sure to resonate with any child of the 80’s, Groty draws inspiration from iconic toys including Lego, My Little Pony, thumb monsters, Lucky Trolls, and He Man, placing them in various scenes that reflect exaggerated memories of childhood; a boy searching for that all important Lego piece, a poor cat used as an unwilling test pilot, and a girl with the dreaded cooties- all of which are steeped in the beautiful nostalgia and irony that Weldon has become famed for. 

All of the show’s artwork is now available to purchase through Gallery 1988’s site here, with prices ranging between $150-$900 per piece.

(photos- gallery1988)

Published by Niall Anderson

Owner of ShinGangu, a UK boutique toy brand specialising in self-produced Japanese soft and keshi toys...

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