06/01/2013 – “ROCK ‘n’ ROLL UAMOU” Uamou, RealxHead, and Skull Toys



Toy Art Gallery is proud to present Rock ‘n’ Roll Uamou! Japanese artist Uamou (Ayako Takagi) is known for her various Uamou creature creations in a variety of mediums. With Rock ‘n’ Roll Uamou, she is joined by frequent collaborators RealxHead and Skull Toys to express their vision of Rock and Roll music with customized soft vinyl Uamou figures!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Uamou features a host of customs in various sizes from Uamou, RealxHead and Skull Toys as well as a series of mini prints and an exclusive poster. A highlight of the show is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Real Uamou, a 9” tall soft vinyl collaborative figure from Uamou and Realxhead which includes a handmade leather jacket!

Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, May 11th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Uamou runs through June 23rd.

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About Toy Art Gallery:
Toy Art Gallery is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Our goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. We also focus on showing, collecting, and producing high end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. Our showroom and gallery is located in Hollywood, California. Visit us online at www.toyartgallery.com

About Uamou:
Ayako Takagi, creator of Uamou from Another Planet, graduated from Camberwell College of Arts and soon began creating Uamou products whilst studying in Europe. She exhibited in Collette’s “MY2007” exhibition, and has also produced various collaborations with BEAMS. She is currently working as a designer and artist on the international stage, whilst holding exhibitions at the Tokyo-based shop/gallery/atelier STUDIO UAMOU since 2011. Expressing the world of Uamou through various mediums such as picture books, figures and animation, Ayako is working to bridge the gap between the character movement and art/design.

About RealxHead:
Realxhead has called his works for this exhibition is “REALxHEAD NOT DEAD”. He started a career a an artist in 2003, and describes his journey since then as “I’m always struggling to be alive now!” His philosophy for everything that he created is “Don’t Think, Feel.”

About Skull Toys:
Japan-based artist Skull Toys began working as a professional artist in 2005. His name derives from his soft vinyl toys or sofubi and illustrations which exhibit a “SKULL” motif.