I am pleased to represent Plaseebo in the Toxic Catalyst Resin Invitational show opening Saturday August 21st at Super 7 in San Francisco.
Here are two of the pieces I will have in the show.
As if the Skulloctopus ever was really very nice, this new incarnation, the colossal “Skulloctopus Rex” is truly a brute for all seasons that makes the original look cute and cuddly . Luckily for us he is on his way to Spain for the Kaiju Attack show opening June 17th at the Atticus Gallery in Barcelona.
In darkened room with internal LED unit on
I am very pleased to have been invited by the Drawing Dreams Foundation to submit some of my work to the “artists helping children” gallery. Drawing Dreams Foundation is a new Berkeley, California-based nonprofit organization that helps provideart supplies to children’s hospitals, and other organizations where the need arises. In appreciation oftheir support, donors to Drawing Dreams will receive note cards featuring art from our on-line galleries of artists from around the world. http://www.drawingdreams.org/index.html
A funny thing happened the other day on the way to a trade.
My friend and fellow customizer, Leecifer, with whom I am delighted to be doing a trade of our customs for our respective collections, suggested to me, that I might make for him a custom built on a Cheshire Cat vinyl body with one of my skulls.
Well this is what happened,
“The Pharaoh Plaseebos’ Cheshire Cat Mummy”
AKA Leecifers Kitty
In darkened room with internal LED unit switched on.
The “Bituminous minor” aka “The GUNKANJIMA Kaiju”, a new sculpt from Plaseebo, will debut at the “Kaiju Comrades 2” show in Japan on March 12th at the Design Festa Gallery.
“Bituminous minor” aka “The GUNKANJIMA Kaiju”
copyright 2010 Bob Conge
All projects begin at the point of INSPIRATION and this one is inspired by a real place, “Hashima” aka “Gunkanjima”, a nickname translated to English meaning “Battleship Island”. This tiny (1.2 sq km) island when viewed from the coast of Japan does in fact look like a battleship setting 19 km off shore.
Described today as a rotting Metropolis, Gunkanjima was from 1887 until 1974 a self contained coal
mining facility that fed the iron and steel industry and contributed to Japans modernization. At its peak in 1959 Gunkanjima was the most densely populated place on earth, packing 139,000 people into one square kilometer of its 50 residential high risers. Mining coal from beneath the the sea floor with waves and typhoons raging above.
Then 36 years ago the entire population vanished almost overnight leaving behind most of their possessions. The official line said they returned to the mainland, but of course we know better ………………………………..
And this is where MY story begins. “A great storm raged from the sea that black night in 1974 breaking loose the moorings of all ships docked at the island sending them crashing into the towering break water that surrounds Hashima. Any hope of escape was at the bottom of this tormented ocean when a creature of revenge was awakened in the deepest of the mine shafts as a hand full of men broke through into the cavity before them. This was the first taste of flesh in over 2000 years for “Bituminous minor” aka “The GUNKANJIMA Kaiju”. He made his way up through the dark winding shafts to the city above and by morning had consumed all those living on this doomed island. Where will he feed next ?”
The “Bituminous minor” aka “The GUNKANJIMA Kaiju”
Eight inch high hand cast resin with eye inserts and an internal color changing LED unit.
LED unit on in darkened room
The second piece in the show is the ” FRIGISCARE P-2 / strawberry-blueberry yogurt version” ” which has a new head sculpt. Nine inch high hand cast resin with glass eye insert, opening refrigerator door and an internal color changing LED unit. To read the “Coco and the Frigiscare” backstory click on “BACKSTORIES” in the navagation bar and scroll down.
LED unit on in darkened room with refrigerator door open.
I am pleased to have been invited to be part of the “deft” group show at the C Emerson gallery in St Petersburg Florida. The show opens this Friday February 26th, 7 to 10 PM and runs thru April 17th. If you are in the area please stop by, I will have two new figures and two large limited edition prints in the show.
“The Face Of War” 8″ long. One of a kind custom in vinyl and plastic with red glass eye inserts and a LED unit built into the head. 2010 signed 1 of 1
“SUM” 9″ long x 8″ high. One of a kind custom hand paint in clear green hand cast resin with red glass eye inserts and a glow in the dark mouth. 2009 signed 1 of 1 * the SUM backstory is available in the BACKSTORIES section.
“Poolside With Picasso” Signed and numbered No. 1/38. 26″ x 34″ image on a 32″ x 42″ archival sheet
“Poolside With Soutine” Signed and numbered No. 2/38. 26″ x 34″ image on a 32″ x 42″ archival sheet
I am truly humbled by this honor, especially in the face of so many talented guys out there doing great work. I feel privileged just to be counted among those making the pieces they believe in. http://plasticandplush.com/
I am also grateful to all the collectors who have helped my efforts with their support, without an audience, we only play to an imaginary stage.