The yes -ism and the no-ism are face to face with each other. Will they stick to their own rigid beliefs or will they draw up a treaty of reconciliation? It seems that the only thing they draw is a board on which to play their game. But they each play their own game, a checkers piece and a chess piece can never play a fair game! The big eye watches, but can it intervene? What we see are torn pieces of paper on which a treaty should have been drawn up and signed.
- Title: Meeting of Opposites
- Artist: Fihi
- Year: 2010
- Technique: Acrylic
- Material: Canvas
- Size: 30 x 30 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.