Get out of the rat race and slow down. Slowing down helps you to keep a full focus on what is really important to you and contributes to living from feeling instead of thinking. Don’t be led by the red rats, but deepen the interior; Hang in a tree like the sloth, float in the water like a manatee. Or move as slowly as a snail! Don’t be in a rush like the turtle and be as still as a seahorse. Look around you. Stop running, because you are missing so much beauty. Slow down, it makes you aware and happy.
- Title: Red Rat Race
- Artist: Wennigeb
- Year: 2020
- 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.