EVENT PRESS: "You might have seen their works, now get to know the people behind them. #ArtistAnonymous is our series of PRESSPLAY panel talks where we invite local artisans to talk about their profession, and share their collaborative works done with fellow creatives.
In our Toy Makers session, meet young local toymakers that have made their mark in the realm of vinyl collectibles. The talk invites Daniel Yu, an independent creator and Pobber, a studio that works with artists to realise their designs." (Facebook Events Page)
ARTIST BIO: ”Daniel Yu is a Singaporean sculptor who works primarily in the medium of clay and resin. Heavily influenced by an upbringing steeped in local tradition, as well as pop culture ephemera; his works combine both worlds of imagination. His investigations centre on the intrinsic value of memory and the use of storytelling as a tool that highlights social and cultural similarities. His works offer a means of escapism from the real world, yet remain largely shaped by his personal experiences. Daniel’s fictitious characters see a cult following amongst the urban and subculture art scene in both Singapore and abroad."
Entry to the event is FREE, and you can register online here, as well check out more of PRESSPLAY’s events on Facebook.
If you are unfamiliar with the both names, check out continued coverage of Daniel Yu and Pobber (helmed by Jake Lee) on TOYSREVIL!
“[PRESSPLAY] #ARTISTANONYMOUS - Toy Makers” is scheduled at 2:30PM - 4:00PM on Saturday January 21st, at Library@Orchard (#03-12 & #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858).
ARTIST BIO: "Pobber has been collaborating with artists worldwide on art collectibles since 2009. Based in Singapore, they are an independent art figure development studio, working with artists, illustrators and brands to bring their ideas to life. Since 2009, Pobber has participated in various conventions around the world and curated art shows in Singapore and Korea. In 2011, they worked with South African designer Kris Hewitt and renowned Hollywood sound studio Two Steps from Hell to produce their art collectible ‘Hot Date’ (seen above). In 2016, they received multiple nominations in the annual Designer Toy Awards including Brand of the Year and Toy of the Year."