Pieces from the exhibition. The Otanoshimi bags have been selling. Fun work.
Luke Rook is Grody to the Max
Feb 23 – Mar 13th, 2013
Luke Rook is a toy maker who moved to Japan to pursue his dreams of being part of the toy world. He researched and soon hit the ground running. He soon gained international recognition for his Grody Shogun figures as well as his unrelenting approach to toy making. There’s none other like him. His humbleness in his work is almost unique and his creativity and ability to think of how toys can be created and put together are that of a fine artist. He won’t hesitate to use parts and pieces that are normally discarded to use. He’ll blend parts of one figure and put them on another to create an entirely different object.
We’re proud to bring his works to you in a gallery setting.
For any other information on or about Luke Rook or anything else contact Eric Nakamura at Giant Robot.
Luke Rook is Grody to the Max
Feb 23 – Mar 13, 2013
Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
6:30 – 10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
eric (at) giantrobot.com
I tried to help teach a class of kids at JANM. Using the Big Boss Robot, their job was to make something fun with what materials they had-glue guns, wire, paint, and general junk. All part of the Biennale! It’s hard to talk to High School kids, I could see them peering at me, wondering “wtf does this guy know?” Or perhaps it’s the complete opposite… and them thinking, “wtf do I know…” Either way, I think they listened. Once they got the robots in their hands, they got to work quick.
Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda at Giant Robot 2. Kiyoka Ikeda wasn’t present, but his presence was there in the forms of his ground breaking custom work. The walls had some paper murals to be colored in a little at a time. That’s Matt Specktor, daughter and Mike Kelly (Le Merde).
Customers check out the figures.
Coloring in walls.
Giant Robot is proud to present Misty Fog’s Combat Rock, an exhibition featuring Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda of kaiju toy company, Gargamel.
Known for his hand sculpted figures, Le Merde has worked tirelessly on a new direction in his work. This exhibit will focus on Le Merde’s Misty Fog line of figures. New items will include: New T-shirt, New Beer Koozie, 4 new Coaster prints. 4 color art pieces and various customs of the new sculpts. Also scheduled is a new figure release.
Le Merde’s last solo appearance at GR2 was in 2009 for his Bruised, Beaten, and Blackened exhibition. He also participated in the Biennale 2: 15 years with David Horvath and Yukinori Dehara.
An opening reception for Le Merde will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 PM on Saturday, September 29th.
September 29th – October 24th 2012
Reception: Saturday, Sept 29th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
For more information about Le Merde, GR2, or anything else:
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Mari Inukai oil painted these figures. They feel like they’re one of her paintings!
Giant Robot JANM Remix Project: David Horvath/Uglydoll and Giant Robot Big Boss Robot Figures
The Roster of Artists for the project:
64 Colors, A Little Stranger, Aaron Brown, Angry Woebots, Arbito, Atsushi Honda, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Betso, Bigfoot, Brent Nolasco, Bwana Spoons, Camilla d’Errico, Chuckboy, Clement Hanami, Cris Rose, D-Lux, Darth Rimmer, David Horvath, Yukinori Dehara, DrilOne, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fakir, Frank Mysterio, Gary Ham, Harpoon, Helena Garcia, J*Ryu, Jason Limon, Jeff Lamm, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jesse Hernandez, Joe Hahn, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie West, kaNO, Kat Brunegraff, Kio Griffith, Kiyoshi, Kohei Yamashita, Koji Harmon, Leecifer, Le Merde, Len Higa, Lou Pimentel, Luke Chueh, Luke Rook, Lunabee, Mari Inukai, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Meat Bun, Miso, Nakanari, Nathan Ota, Nebulon5, Nick Arciaga, Noferin, Okkle, Oliver Hibert, Bob Conge – Plaseebo, Podgy Panda, Reactor 88, Rohby, Sarah Neyhart, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Shane Jessup, Shawnimals, Danni Shinya Luo, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Hibert, Squink!, Stasia Burrington, Susie Ghahremani, Tado, Tara Logsdon, Tiffany Liu, Tristan Eaton, UAMOU, Valerie Gudell, YoskayYamamoto.
Cris Rose – work in progress
Squink! - work in progress
Bob Conge – Plaseebo – Completed.
Thanks much Toysrevil. One of the first pieces of press for the Giant Robot Biennale 3, and they did it on their own and even found the only two photos we’ve seen until recently. We’re adding the Bob Conge / Plaseebo photos. Yes it lights up too. Thanks for the kind words. (Toysrevil – Biennale 3)