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Toyism Studio

 
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Toyism Art Movement
Toyism is borne by and carried out by a group of artists operating internationally, surrounding themselves with a number of fixed rituals. The toyism art movement is certainly open to new artists and will be limited to 26 before no more pseudonyms can be assumed.
First step in the process is contacting Toyism Studio to express interest. Go ahead and write if this sounds like your style. Life is short.
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Toyism is borne by and carried out by a group of artists operating internationally, surrounding themselves with a number of fixed rituals. The toyism art movement is certainly open to new artists and will be limited to 26 before no more pseudonyms can be assumed.
First step in the process is contacting Toyism Studio to express interest. Go ahead and write if this sounds like your style. Life is short.

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I PLAY, THEREFORE I AM LUDO ERGO SUM The foundation of the innovative, collaborative art movement toyism in 1992 was originated as a counter movement to post-modern individualism. Since then it has progressed steadily, as the longest running fine art movement. In a basement of Emmen, Holland, toyism founder Dejo wrote a revolutionary manifesto against the age of the ego. This pioneering concept remains confidential to all except the Toyist artists, who each takes up a pseudonym after a letter of the alphabet not already used by another toyist and signs all works with it accordingly. The anonymous collective consists of 18 members as of 2018, from America, Canada, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, Romania, Iceland, and the Netherlands. The distinctive characteristic of toyism is to infuse the fun of children into adult appealing art. Toyists are considered fathers producing offspring with the manifesto known as Moeder (Dutch for mother). Thus, their figurative works bear a strong playful resemblance. Each toyist portrays a different idea of being human and by doing so contributes a new dimension to the movement. In toyism, a narrative that provokes personal reflection on the part of the viewer is essential. Toyism works are nothing if not bizarre but recognizable imageries drawn from reality, the surreal, and fantasy. The intense play of lines, shapes, dots and colors is intended to help open the viewer's mind to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world.

Events

THE TOYISM ART MOVEMENT IS AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT WITH MEMBERS FROM ICELAND, ROMANIA, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, CANADA, USA, MEXICO, PERU, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA AND MALAYSIA.

Exhibitions

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

 

 

2017                            ART GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS

2017                            KUNSTMAAND AMELAND, AMELAND, NETHERLANDS

2017                            TOYISM TAKES OVER, 25 LOCATIONS, NETHERLANDS

2017                            RLS1957, GRAND CARNIVAL, EELDE, NETHERLANDS

2016                            UNIVERSITY GALLERY - PONTE DE LIMA, PORTUGAL

2016                            POP-UP VANSLAG ? BORGER, THE NETHERLANDS

2015                            TOYISM POP-UP GALLERY GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS

2014                            POP UP SHOW, STEDELIJK MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

2014                            DRENTS MUSEUM, ASSEN, THE NETHERLANDS

2014                            KUNST AAN DE VAART, ASSEN, THE NETHERLANDS

2014                            POP UP SHOW, LIONS CLUB, JEVER, GERMANY

2013                            UPPSPRETTA, KEFLAVIK, ICELAND

2013                            GARDEN GALLERY BEELDEN IN GEES, GEES, THE NETHERLANDS

2012                            GROTE KERK, EMMEN, NL

2011                            KOELSCH GALLERY, HOUSTON, USA

2008                            NATIONAL MUSEUM, UGANDA, AFRICA

2007                            GALERIE THYENCAMP, ASSEN, THE NETHERLANDS

2007                            KOELSCH GALLERY, HOUSTON, USA

2006                            ROBOT ART GALLERY, SAN ANTONIO, USA

2006                            GALERIE HAAGS, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS

2006                            INTERNATIONAL PRINT & DRAWING EXHIBITION, TAIPEI, TAIWAN

2006                            SECRET ART WORKS, CINCINNATI, USA

2006                            ART BASEL MIAMI, MIAMI, USA

2005                            KUNSTRAI, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

2005                            BEIJING NATURAL CULTURAL CENTER, BEIJING, CHINA

2005                            TIME WARNER CABLE GALLERY, Cincinnati, USA

2004                            BEURS VAN BERLAGE, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

2004                            NEW SPACE ART GALLERY, Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS

2003                            ART FAIR ANTWERP, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

2003                            WERKPLAATS EMMEN, EMMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

2003                            KUNST EVENT ROTTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

2000                            BARLINGTON GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA

2000                            GALERIE ARTIEN, AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS

1999                            GALERIE DE HOOIBERG, GROESSEN, THE NETHERLANDS

1999                            GALERIE ERTE ART, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

1999                            ART FAIR, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS

1998                            WORLD FINE ART GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA

1998                            GALERIE JA, EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS

1997                            GALERIE DE SIGARENFABRIEK, DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

1997                            GALERIE ERTE ART, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

1996 - 1997                 GALERIE ARTO IMAGO, UDEN, THE NETHERLANDS

1994                            GALERIE ART SUPPORT, KAATSHEUVEL, THE NETHERLANDS

1993 - 2000                 HUNTENKUNST, DOETINCHEM, THE NETHERLANDS

1993                            VEEN MUSEUM, EMMEN, THE NETHERLANDS

1993                            INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY CLIVE MILLER, THE NETHERLANDS

1993                            ART 54 GALLERY, NEW YORK, USA

1993                            GALERIE GUIDO DE SPA, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

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SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

 

LARGE SCALE PROJECTS

2017                            THE FLYING DUTCHMAN  - AIRPLANE SCULPTURE  KLM FLIGHT ACADEMY   

2016                            TOUR DE TT  - ASSEN - MIDDEN DRENTHE  BORGER  AA EN HUNZE

2015                            THE DOT 2.015 (EMMEN)

2014                            FLOWERFROGS - MURAL (Dialysis Center Emmen)

2013                            UPPSPRETTA - WATER TANK (CITY OF KEFLAVIK, ICELAND)

2013                            MURALS (HOTEL AND RESTAURANT KEFLAVIK)

2012                            DREAMS FOR BREAKFAST - HOTEL BUILDING (HOTEL TEN CATE)

2012                            PROJECT 13 - HOTEL ROOMS (HOTEL TEN CATE)

2012                            TOWERSNAIL - SCULPTURE (HOSPITAL EMMEN)

2010                            ENERGY CAR (FORD KA)

2009 - 2010                 THE DOT - LIVE WITH ENERGY -  HUGE GAS TANK -  22 meter high (CITY OF EMMEN, THE NETHERLANDS)

 

ART BOOKS

 

BOOKS

WIM VAN DER BEEK UPPSPRETTA, TOYISM STUDIO 2014

ANNELIEKE IDEMA, TOYISM , MAKING HISTORY, My Bestseller BV, 2013

WIM VAN DER BEEK, TOYISM BEHIND THE MASK -  WAANDERS BOOKS, 2012

KUNSTGIDS / ART GUIDE THE NETHERLANDS, 2010

ELEPHANT PARADE, 2010

ART REVISITED  TOYISM MOVEMENT, 2004 - 2007

DE KUNST VAN HET LEREN EN HET LEREN VAN DE KUNST, 1997

DE OPSTANDING VOLGENS DE TOYISTEN, KLAAS KOOPMAN, FEESTEN VOOROP, 1995

                                              

COVER ART

SPECIFYING THE INFLUENCE OF POST-MYOCARDINAL INFARCTION DEPRESSION, CARDIOVASCULAR PROGNOSIS, 2007

ORIGINAL ART COLLECTION  KUNSTVADEMECUM, 2005 AND 2006              

NIEUWE DIMENSIES, 2005

QUICK FICTION, 2003

QUICK LEXICON  ALL DUTCH ARTISTS EVER LIVE, 1997

 

TELEVISION & RADIO INTERVIEWS

DIGICULT CULTURAL TV CHANNEL DIGI 24, TOYISM DOCUMENTARY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 2017

AVROS KUNSTSALON DUTCH TV, HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS, 2014

DIGICULT CULTURAL TV CHANNEL DIGI 24, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 2013

TV 1 AND TV 2, Reykjavík, ICELAND, 2013

NOS NEWS, HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS, 2012

FOX 29 NETWORK, SAN ANTONIO, USA, 2006

RTV DRENTHE RADIO AND TV, ASSEN, THE NETHERLANDS, 1998, 2015

NCRV TV, HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS, 1995

RTV, EMMEN, THE NETHERLANDS, 1993, 2015

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