Once there was a cat who was out of luck. Everytime he caught a mouse, he choked on it and died. Luckily he had multiple lives. The cat also tried bats, but the wings got stuck between his teeth which inevitably lead to a premature ending of his life. For this reason and at high exception, the cat got a long chain of lives, that nowadays is called ‘The Cat Milkyway’. If you look up to the east at night with your eyes half closed, you can hear it purr.
- Title: Cat Milkyway
- Artist: Srylyn
- Year: 2017
- Technique: Acrylic
- Material: Canvas
- Size: 100 x 100 cm
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Toyism paintings 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. And to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world. Toyism is figurative, contemporary and based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects. From happy to critical or serious subjects. Toyism paintings are very labour intensive. Every painting consist of several layers of paint. Making the colours bright and vibrant and able to withstand the test of time.
Paintings are created by a mixed group of professional artists from around the world. Also with diverse cultural backgrounds and working in various disciplines. Yet all artists have a like-minded view of how to experience this art and inspire each other. No matter their own backgrounds or beliefs, everyone can express themselves in this style without losing their own value or feeling. Therefore every toyist can influence and enrich the style. Hence toyists tell their own story and depict it.