Calling all art toys fans and beginning toy collectors! Hong Kong Art Toy Story has chosen 20 experienced and emerging Hong Kong artists, designers, and art toy creators whose work is remarkable and internationally recognized to exhibit their original art toys in the Hong Kong Pavilion at Thailand Toy Expo 2023.
Since 1980, Hong Kong artists and designers have popularized art toys around the world. With the creation and development of new styles, art toy is no longer just a "toy". Hong Kong artists are now regarded as leaders in the art toy industry and are frequently invited to organize exhibitions in many countries. Their works have also become iconic and valuable collectibles that art toy collectors continue to collect.
Hong Kong Art Toy Story previously featured a collection of auctioned masterpieces, a series of works in the possession of a museum, and 300 art toys in Let's Unbox! This exhibition inside the Thailand Toy Expo 2022, which had previously been held from September 9-18, 2022, featured the creations of Hong Kong's artists whose pioneering work had influenced young generations of artists and designers to begin developing distinctive characters, brands, and art toys.
In 2023, Hong Kong Art Toy Story will present the first Hong Kong Pavilion at the Thailand Toy Expo (TTE), which will welcome over 300,000 visitors throughout the four-day event. The exhibition aims to capture the hearts of Thai audiences in the same way that they did for the previous exhibition by showcasing the works of 20 carefully chosen Hong Kong artists, opening up new perspectives and experiences with art toys.
Prepare to meet famous artists and designers including Pat Lee, a comic artist and creative director who has partnered with DC and Marvel to create famous franchises such as Batman, Superman, Iron Man, X-Men, and many more, as well as a co-founder of Toy Genius Limited., a company that built its great empire in the international art toy industry; Ryan Lee, the creator of Rumbbell character that encourages people to pay more attention to their health; Winson Ma, the artist who creates Apexplorers, Apexworker, Firespecter, Necoco chocolate cat, Polarla, and the Artdol Family; Miloza Ma, the creator of Angel Cat and Lady series, and; Orson Li, the creator of Nick the Robot. The artists will interact with their fans. The exhibition will also feature the work of 15 up-and-coming designers and artists for Thai people to reserve and admire closely.
Hong Kong Art Toy Story is organized by the Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA) with the support of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) with the goal of creating experience and joy, fulfilling imagination, and sparking inspiration through art toys created by Hong Kong artists.
The Hong Kong Pavilion of Hong Kong Art Toy Story is preparing to showcase many art toys and activities for Thai audiences to exclusively experience at Thailand Toy Expo 2023, which will take place from 6 to 9 April 2023 zone Atrium 3 at CentralWorld. The event is free for all attendees.
Follow the activity schedule and find out more information at www.hkarttoystory.com and on social media at @hkarttoystory on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Line.
Source: fyi bangkok