Mario Carpe | Toys
Toys is the latest project from Prague-based graphic designer Mario Carpe. The 16 digitally created prints (and a bonus one) look to and reinterpret the concept of the ‘toy’. Mario describes; “I’m a big fan of toys and, although don’t play with them anymore, I truly think for keeping an active and fresh creative mind you should think like a kid or, at least, try to look at the world like one”.
Once introduced into this world of toys, Mario discovered two definitions which caught his attention. The first describes a Toy as “an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something” and the second defines it as “a person or thing is dominated or handled physically or morally by another or by something immaterial”. These definitions lit a creative spark within Mario, thus he decided to create a fusion between human beings and toys.
Toys places toys into the forefront of our daily society with humans hidden behind them. Mario states; “When we were little ones we wanted to be that doll or soldier, however I wanted to show that everyone somehow is a toy. We are dominated or handled by something but, of course, everything is treated from a funny and acid perspective.”
Throughout the project, Mario spent a lot of time remembering and researching his favourite toys. When creating the pieces he either began with a toy that inspired the piece, or worked backwards from a daily life situation where he could place a toy to complete the meaning of the artwork.
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November 25, 2021 at 04:25AM