08/25/2012 – mr clement “Lapin World Tour-L.A”

Toy Art Gallery is proud to present mr clement’s ‘Lapin World Tour 2012 – Los Angeles’!

Originating in its birthplace of Hong Kong in 2000 with stops in London, Paris, Sofia and Varna, mr clement, Petit Lapin, Ji Ja bird and their friends finally cross the Pacific as the World Tour makes it way to L.A. Represented in sculptures, figures, paintings and drawings and more, the troupe is ready to make their U.S. debut.

In the show you will also see the NEW release of mr clement’s figures:
– LA LA Ji Ja – a golden ji ja bird in 50 pieces limited edition
– Rainbow Petit Lapin in 14 pieces artist hand-paint edition
– Petit Lapin Museum 2012: PLEASE FORGET ME… in black
and more.

Please join us and mr clement for the opening on Saturday, August 25th, 7-10pm, at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.

‘Lapin World Tour 2012 – Los Angeles’ runs through September 12th.


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Statement from the artist:
As Petit Lapin travels, it meets new friends, falls in love; generally it enjoys life but occasionally its heart gets broken. Life moves on, petit lapin, you and me – we all grow older every second as we breath. I suppose that’s what my work is about: the paradox of the past and present, and change.

My new paintings draw upon blurred memories. The hazy content is marked by clear lines and framed by a clear-cut round form. We think we are sure of our memory but are we?

The lapin sculptures tell their stories through small gestures and expressions. The hollow eyes take you to the heart of loneliness and pain whereas the slightly turned body tells you lapin is in anticipation of something, or maybe someone.

I try to focus multiple complex and unique human emotions to one single frozen movement, I create a moment of reflection so we can see life as it passes by. It’s all about subtle sensitivity when we experience joy and pain.

About mr clement:
Born in Hong Kong, lives in England and graduated in Royal College of Art London.
‘mr clement’ is the artistic pseudonym for my work as an painter and a sculptor.