ELEGAB x PLASEEBO at RAMPAGE STUDIOS
Featuring Japanese Sofubi maker ELEGAB (Nari-san) and American Artist PLASEEBO (Bob Conge).
The show will open at RAMPAGE STUDIOS on Friday (5/30) – Opening and sales to get underway at 7PM that evening. The show will also be open Saturday (5/31) and Sunday (6/1) from 11AM-4PM. On-line sales will commence on Monday, 6/2
I am honored to be sharing this show with Nari-san.
Here are some of the customs I will have in the show:
“The Ghost Catcher”
A one of a kind custom vinyl mash-up of an Elegab Kouzira and a Plaseebo Night Gamer with glass eyes and 3 internal LED units.
“Blue Moon Warui Inu”
A custom of the Kaiju Coup Bad Dog with glass eyes and an internal LED unit.
“Tokyo Night Gamer”
Custom vinyl with glass eyes and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit.
A little over three years ago I began working on a project for Dead Presidents Design, aka Monster Kolor, to design and sculpt a new figure that would be a sort of mascot based on their Ben Franklin logo image.
Here is the epic backstory my design is based on:
Plaseebo and Dead Presidents Design, aka Monster Kolor, are pleased to announce the debut of the DEAD BEN hand cast resin figure on April 12th opening of the MONSTER BRAWL show at the Monster Kolor Gallery in Middleboro Ma. The show will feature custom versions of the Dead Ben figure by Miscreation, Jay222 and Plaseebo.
Here are some photos of the making of Dead Ben. I began by reworking one of Dead Presidents resin figure release of the Ben Franklin bust.
And here is a preview of my custom painted finished figure.
Plaseebo is pleased to have been invited to create a custom based on the Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby vinyl figure from Miscreation Toys for the CRAWLING DEAD show at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles. The “Zombie Baby” is a one of a kind mash-up of the GID vinyl body from Miscreation Toys with a hand cast resin skull from Plaseebo. The skull has inset eyes and the body has been hand pierced and hand painted using Monster Kolor sprays. The figure also has 2 motion activated LED units with replaceable batteries and the body glows in the dark as well. Signed and dated 2014 by Bob.
Plaseebo is pleased to have been invited to once again be part of Toy Karma 4 opening October 5th at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago.
The main piece I will have in this years show is from my ongoing “Great American Kaiju” series that is inspired by REAL MONSTERS.
The thrust of this work, titled “Congress Babble”, is to give visual focus to our self-serving congress that is tearing apart the very fabric of the American democracy.
This is a one of a kind piece in hand cast resin with fabric. Eleven inches high.
The Burger King / A fable for America
copyright Bob Conge 2013
Looking back, it is difficult to grasp Sumner only weighed a bit over 3 pounds at birth and one might wonder if overcompensation played a role in his development as neither his mother or father broke five feet or weighed nighty pounds soaking wet.
It was touch and go at first and Mr and Mrs Forward were overjoyed when they were finally able to bring little Sumner home after spending the first fifteen weeks of life in a glass case at the neonatal unit of Strong Memorial Hospital. Being their only child, they wanted him to grow up big and strong. To that end they just could not feed Sumner enough morning, noon, night, and often in between.
BIG he got, by the age of twelve, at 476 pounds and six foot eleven, he was too big to return to school in the fall. His education over, Sumner got a job flipping burgers at the local McDonalds a few blocks from his house where he slipped himself a burger for every one he cooked. Two hundred or more on a good day. By the following Spring, when Sumner was fired for stealing, he was eight feet ten and weighed 923 pounds.
Hungry all the time, Sumner’s habit of biting his fingernails progressed to nibbling bits of flesh off his fingers till bone would show through here and there. With both of his parents working three jobs each they could not keep up with the grocery bills.
Sumner not only ate his parents out of house and home, when the fridge was finally empty, he ate them as well. And then the mailman and three of his neighbors coming home late at night. In the end he was too large to get out of the house and his finger nibbling eventually escalated, leading his all consuming habit to become his own demise.
The moral ? It would seem Zappa was right so many years ago when he said, “you are what you eat !”
This is a one of a kind piece based on a new sculpt by Bob Conge. It is a massive 5″ x 6″ x 10″ high hand cast resin figure. It has red glass eye inserts, fabric remnants and an internal motion activated LED unit. It also comes with a hand cast dump accessory.