MAN-E-NEWS// The “Game Over” Video Game Culture Art Exhibition at GR2…

This past Saturday saw the opening of Giant Robot‘s latest group exhibition, the video game themed “Game Over”. Featuring well over 90 artist from the world of low brow art including Grody Shogun, Luke Cheuh, Peter Kato and Martin Hsu, the huge show covered a wide variety of mediums including custom toys, original sculptures, printsContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Game Over” Video Game Culture Art Exhibition at GR2…”

MAN-E-NEWS// “Pierced” vinyl figure from Parra x Kidrobot…

“As he pierces her with brutal force.” Inspired by the melodramatic cover art of romance novels and based on his original silkscreen artwork, Dutch artist Parra has joined forces with Kidrobot to produce “Pierced”, a 10″ tall vinyl sculpture that has no front or back, telling a different story from every angle! Using his signature post-Pop imagery and highly saturated coloursContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// “Pierced” vinyl figure from Parra x Kidrobot…”

GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988

Opening this Thursday (December 8th) at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, “Groty” is the first solo show from artist/illustrator, Casey Weldon. A regular to Gallery 1988’s group exhibitions, Casey has prepared a collection of paintings for the show, using iconic 80’s toys and their attached nostalgia as a focal point for his work. Casey’s inspiration forContinue reading “GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988”

UME Toys @ The Thought Bubble Festival’s Comic Con

Celebrating sequential and comic art of all forms, the Thought Bubble Festival is the largest of it’s kind in the UK. Starting on Monday (November 14th), the week long event features a number of workshops, competitions, film screenings, signings, panels and book launches across Yorkshire, finishing off with a two day comic convention at theContinue reading “UME Toys @ The Thought Bubble Festival’s Comic Con”

“Post More Bills” Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988: Artwork Reveal

Opening to a warm reception last Thursday (November 3rd), Gallery 1988 Melrose’s latest tribute show “Please Post Bills” pays homage to the many faces of legendary actor, Bill Murray. Featuring well over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures, all of Murray’s best loved film and Saturday Night Live characters have been interpreted, including Peter Venkman, CarlContinue reading ““Post More Bills” Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988: Artwork Reveal”

“THE EVOLUTION WILL BE FABULOUS”- New Sculptures by Peter Gronquist

Closing tomorrow after a two week stint at Gallery 1988’s prestigious Venice location, the “Evolution Will Be Fabulous” exhibition showcases the latest work by hotly tipped Portland based painter and sculptor, Peter Gronquist. Visiting familiar themes, Gronquist presents a series of spectacularly grotesque sculptures, featuring his trademark blend of animal busts, weaponry, designer label referencesContinue reading ““THE EVOLUTION WILL BE FABULOUS”- New Sculptures by Peter Gronquist”

Zombiemonkie’s Zombie Art Project: The Best So Far…

Covered here at the Tru:Teknology Files at the end of last month, Mikie Graham aka Zombiemonkie’s Zombie Art Project is now in full swing, with over half of the putrid series now available to purchase through the Zombiemonkie store. Featuring a cast of over 65 customised Playmobil figures, a different pair of the zombified toysContinue reading “Zombiemonkie’s Zombie Art Project: The Best So Far…”

Le Petit Monstres: New Works From Scott Tolleson, Abe Lincoln Jr & Patricio Oliver

With a reception last Saturday, the Oh No! Doom gallery’s latest exhibition, Le Petit Monstres, has opened to huge success. Featuring the latest works from Abe Lincoln Jnr, Scott Tolleson, and Patricio Oliver, the show features ‘petite’ paintings, prints and resin cast toys, all with an appropriately monstrous tone. Famed for their collaborations with theContinue reading “Le Petit Monstres: New Works From Scott Tolleson, Abe Lincoln Jr & Patricio Oliver”

Word to Mother’s ‘Essence Of Adolescence’ @ StolenSpace

Opening to a sell out crowd last Friday night (October 14th) at the legendary StolenSpace gallery, ‘Essence of Adolescence’ is the latest solo exhibition from respected contemporary artist Word To Mother. Signaling his fifth show at Brick Lane’s cultural hub, Word To Mother touches upon familiar themes in his latest work; juxtaposing colourful cartoon charactersContinue reading “Word to Mother’s ‘Essence Of Adolescence’ @ StolenSpace”

Alex Pardee and Skinner aka The Butcher Kings @ Gallery 1988 18+

Joining forces back in the late 90’s through a mutual love of cult pop culture, famed artists Alex Pardee and Skinner have recently opened the doors to their latest show at Gallery 1988, entitled ‘The Butcher Kings’. One of the Californian duos most anticipated exhibitions to date, ‘The Butcher Kings’ has been heralded as GalleryContinue reading “Alex Pardee and Skinner aka The Butcher Kings @ Gallery 1988 18+”

Uncovered: The Art of Liam Brazier

Caveman, Liam Brazier 2011 Man Up Hangman Recently coming to our attention through his collaboration with Dissention Records for the ‘Scope: Art in the Mind’ exhibition at London’s Brick Lane Gallery, British born illustrator and animator, Liam Brazier, has built a strong reputation as one of the country’s hottest up-and-coming pop artists. Focusing on charactersContinue reading “Uncovered: The Art of Liam Brazier”

Kidrobot x Swatch Watch Project: Update

Previewed way back in June (TTFiles 15/06), Kidrobot’s highly anticipated collaboration with watch manufacturer Swatch has finally come to fruition. Featuring designs from 8 of the world’s most highly sought after illustrators, including Tru:Teknology Files favourites Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter and Gary Baseman, the watches (plus their Dunny counterparts) are available through Swatch at aroundContinue reading “Kidrobot x Swatch Watch Project: Update”

Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update

Previewed last week here at the Tru:Teknology Files, Gallery 1988 have finally opened their doors for the highly anticipated Garbage Pail Kids exhibition. Featuring interpretations of the brand’s infamous first series, from the likes of Buff Monster and Rhys Cooper (both pictured), the exhibition has now been revealed on-line through the gallery’s web page, withContinue reading “Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update”

Zim and Zou’s “Back to Basics” Retro Paper Craft

French graphic design house, Zim and Zou, have recently finished their highly anticipated Back to Basics project, a beautiful study of vintage technologies in paper-craft form. Featuring iconic designs from the 80’s era, the likes of the Polaroid camera, Gameboy, floppy disk, Walkman and NES controller have been faithfully re-created in the era’s bold andContinue reading “Zim and Zou’s “Back to Basics” Retro Paper Craft”