Friday, February 18, 2011
I just discovered Todd Robertson's custom toys on the Monster Kolor Community. You think you know everyone in this custom Japanese toy community, but you really don't. When I spotted his Mecha BLObPUS above, I literally jumped out of my chair and gasped, wtf? Who did this? Not only am I a huge fan of BLObPUS, but adding cyborg / mecha components to any toy is always a huge plus for me.
Todd Robertson Artist Info
Born in Michigan and raised in Connecticut, Todd has surrounded his life with art from an early age. He has taken a background in music and transcribed his creations across the media platform. He works with found objects, anything from paper to broken electronics, and different techniques employed by many street artists. Todd gains inspiration from the normality of everyday, looking for those simple connections that hold us all together. Todd Robertson lives and works in Boston, MA. My creations take shape through the influence of jazz music, my daily life and the found objects I incorporate into them. Each piece that I find comes with a past and story all of its own. These pieces are a direct reflection of the community I dilute myself in. “Keeping in touch with normality and focusing on what connects us together, I hope to inspire and provoke the human spirit”.
Todd Robertson Toys
Having a father that was an avid toy collector and hobbyist, I grew up around toys from birth. At a young age I took interest in model building, custom bikes and art. I developed various multimedia techniques on canvas, which I would later apply to sculpture and toys. Discovering the toy world combined with my love for robots helped to develop the mecha style that I use today. I approach the mecha concept as if it was a virus encapsulating each individual piece. It might be an arm, a leg or half a face, the mecha virus can be manipulated endlessly. As of late I’ve found myself working mostly on Kaiju Toys, incorporating the Mecha Virus, airbrush paints, and pinstriping.
LOT F GALLERY
Lot F Gallery has become a pillar of Boston’s Underground Art Scene. Open for just over a year, Lot F hosts a show every month featuring emerging artists both locally and nationally. New opportunities have been created through the gallery, offering a great physical space to show work, along with a strong following and support from local communities and businesses. Working locally with Goodlife Bar, Undergoundhiphop, Karmaloop, Uncle Pete’s, Panificio Bakery, Concrete Jungle and Via Matta; Lot F helps artists to reach clients and gain notoriety by placing their work in professional and accessible stores, venues and restaurants. Being one of the only places in Boston to see Custom Vinyl and Toys, Lot F is just entering the Toy Community. Representing the Canvas, Sculpture and Toys of Todd Robertson, has opened up doors into the Toy World and helped to lead the Gallery to where it is today. Lot F was recently featured in the Boston Globe, and was also nominated by the Boston Phoenix as the best gallery in Boston! Lot F is building strong networks and support, as an evolving small business Lot F values Entrepreneurship, Artwork, Creativity, Positivity and anything that brings creative culture to the people.