Art Toys: La Pietà of Toys or Incarnation as Art | Josh Mayhem

                          What happens to toys when they are reincarnated and reborn as art, are these toys for big kids or art for collectors?

“All toys are miniature sculptures” – Josh Mayhem

Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem gained fame with his Blown Away aesthetic, transforming designer toys and iconic pop art figures into high-end contemporary gallery sculptures that transport the viewer to a refreshing world of wonder and curiosity. He started by simply customizing small-scale designer toys but quickly evolved to create unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures with his colorful signature windswept style that portrays the illusion of motion and chaos.

When asked where his passion for toys has come from, Mayhem replied, “I read an article somewhere that some adult toy collectors collect because they couldn’t necessarily get all of the cool toys they wanted when they were kids due to financial issues. I think that may be one of the reasons why I’m obsessed with toys today.”

Art curator: Mor Belizovski