Following your feelings and using your senses is a good guideline, but it is not always easy to keep these two in balance. When mentally accessing everything, life gradually loses all colour. Feelings that are tucked away however, always take their toll. In the best case this leads to a – often painful – breakthrough in which the feelings are given space.

In this painting, feelings are depicted as birds with warm colours, the flowing (analog) shapes and the unfocused movements.

The mind – that caused a colourless life – is depicted by the cold shades of grey, the body language of the penguins. And the steps that stand for the limited (digital) abilities of the mind.

Product Details
  • Title: Rebirth
  • Artist: Jaf’r
  • Year: 2017
  • Technique: Acrylic
  • Material: Canvas
  • Size: 200 x 200 cm
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Toyism Paintings

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.

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