Saturday, February 14, 2009

deharavath 2 @ giant robot new york...



So, this isn't the kind of thing I normally scrawl about, but I was sort of inspired after seeing the exhibition of Yukinori Dehara at the Giant Robot Gallery/Store (437 east 9th street, near Ave. A). Dehara creates clay figures, sort of crude action figures, each with a strange story behind it. Aside from figures, his various characters are the subjects of photohgraphs he takes, and he's adapted his characters into action figures, stickers, cel phone charms and other various media, as well as using them in advertising and animation. His general aesthetic is kind of insane and trashy, most of the characters are hyperperverse but still kind of cute and charming, Dehara very masterfully balances the difficult and appealing aspects of his work. It's all very cool and well worth a visit to Giant Robot. The show runs until March 4th...

Dehara's figures...








Dehara merchandise...





My friend Claire





Some Gloomy Bears, also available at Giant Robot...


Dehara stickers from the show...

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