Toyism Art is all about art. Toyists operate as a collective as well as individually, but the art always comes first. We want people to enjoy and marvel the art, not the individual artist. We try to make an environment more beautiful or more engaging for the public. Create an iconic place where people feel happy and joyful. Our art is figurative, contemporary and always based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects, from happy to critical or serious subjects.
We ask the public to really look at the art and discover the (hidden) meaning, not just look at the bright colors. We like people to get involved with our art and make them think. Hence toyism public artworks strive not only to change the visual landscape but to change the viewer as well. Toyism art is colorful, bright, involving, inspiring, iconic, engaging, controversial and professional. A couple of the toyism projects are in oour book " Toyism Behind the Mask" and you can get it for free!
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Selling price of the printed book is €45,00.
Toyism Behind the Mask Book
Anniversary edition (20 years of Toyism) in which art critic/writer Wim van der Beek describes the Toyism movement and their projects in 13 chapters.
From this book 100 special editions are released having a cover containing a three-dimensional hand-painted mask and a silkscreen inside representing Mother (sold out).
“In Toyism – behind the mask , printed in large format , the history and philosophy of Toyism is revealed in Dutch and English. The many photos are beautiful, and the text of journalist and writer Wim van der Beek is very informative. It will certainly contribute to a greater awareness of Toyism.”
-Maggy Wishaupt, KB (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands)
- Title: Toyism – behind the mask
- Author: Wim van der Beek
- Language: Dutch/English
- Size: 31,5 x 31,5 cm
- Pages: 200
- Illustrations: 200
- Binding: Hardback
- ISBN: 978 94 91196 20 1
- Price: € 45,00
- The special limited 3D edition of the book is sold out.
Toyism Art Books
A lot can be said about toyism and a lot more can be shown. For that reason toyism is now covered in several books, of which two books are written by art critic Wim van der Beek. Also lot of toyism artworks are shown in the books, together with full colour photos that give an excellent impression of their large projects. In addition the books also feature stories and anecdotes about the toyists, giving the reader an exclusive look into their secretive and anonymous world.