toyism art movement

Toyism Art Movement

Founder: Dejo
Toyism Studio – Kolhoopstraat 1
P.O. Box 1206 – 7801 BE Emmen, Netherlands

 

 

 

The foundation of Toyism in 1992 reinstalled regulation into art after individualism had reigned supreme for years. On 24 February 1993, the Toyism art movement was first introduced to the Dutch public. With the introduction of Toyism, the initiators reinstated structure in the art world, long dominated by individualism which had already celebrated its heyday for many years.
As a figurative style, Toyism originates from an impulse for innovation and as a reaction to the age of the Ego. For a number of years much emphasis had been laid upon the individual but with the introduction of Toyism a certain order once again took centre stage. Although Toyism is not readily captured by any one sentence or genre, it can be recognised by its figurative style. The exciting play of smooth lines with sharp boundaries, dots and the power of bright contrasting colours, gives the paintings an extremely vivacious character. Existing Toyism philosophies can be retraced in each piece; translated into clear, direct image. The world of the Toyists consists of fragments and moments; their work is often anecdotal but at the same time wilful and rich in fantasy. It is a recognisable world, which nevertheless contains the bizarre within. In Toyism the story line is essential. Every Toyist portrays his own unique story and by doing so adds a new dimension to Toyism. In October 2002 the movement became more accessible to fresh, young artists. The founders Mr. Dejo and Mr. Blaak have since been joined by Miss Fihi, Mr. Jaf’r, Mr. Miku, Mr. Link, Mr. Alfago, Mr. Toescat from New York and Miss Sassy from Austin USA. Together they represent the original movement, each adding their own accent to the expression of the ideas. In this way the style continues to undergo an explosion in growth, ensuring that future artists from other countries and cultures who join will make a definite impact on the movement.
The manifesto “MOTHER” for the movement Toyism was written by Dejo on September 5th 1992. Authenticated fixed on 1993 April 23 under number: 93A1903wm, by Mr..W.M.A. Mikx, notary at Emmen, Netherlands. Rewrote in 2002, and because of this accessibly for accession of new artists. The contents of the manifesto have been only intended for the artists who take part in the movement Toyism. We are looking for more artists worldwide to join in the Toyism Art Movement.

If you are a professional artist (worldwide) and you like to work in the Toyism Movement call us or email: phone +31 (0)6 21218844 or email: becomeatoyist@toyism.com

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