Every night after midnight, all of the furniture in only room 13 comes alive and dances all night long like the twelve dancing princesses from Grimm’s fairy tale. The puppy-like chairs enjoy playing musical chairs on the dancing floor most of all. All guests have failed to uncover the secret of room 13, as they fall asleep before the clock strikes 12. Now it’s up to a certain night owl toyist to peak behind door 13 and solve the mystery once and for all.
- Title: Door 13?
- Artist: Lodieteb
- Year: 2015
- 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 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.