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== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
Coarsetoys was started by Mark Landwehr and Steven Schwak. The company was meant just for fun and not for profit. Coarsetoys has worked with Vans,Pixie, and Rotofugi. The "Noop" character is the running theme in Coarsetoys figures.
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Work in the coarse world began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk began developing their unique style of sculpting, which creates the illusion that they have chiseled and exposed their sculptures from three-dimensional rock.
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While the underlying stories of the individual pieces vary and express themes of denial, betrayal and lies, the sculptures aim to make an impression on multiple levels. While often looking cute at first glance, a distinct silence, sadness and loneliness simultaneously convey an alternate effect. These subtle and almost shy undertones expose our souls’ vulnerability, which we so often try to conceal.
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Within the last 10 years the artists have evolved, gaining international recognition and collectors all over the world. The artists focus primarily on statues that range from small to life-size and are made from resin and/or fiberglass. They are finished as single pieces or in small limitation runs and are entirely crafted by the artists themselves.
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After the initial conceptual phase the artists go directly into the sculpting process. Depending on the complexity of the piece it can take months until the shape is finalised. This is followed by mould-making, casting, sanding, detailing and painting in the artists' studios. Mark Landwehr about his work for coarse: “We pay highest attention to every detail of our work in order to avoid distracting the viewer. This way people can dive into an almost surreal scenery and sense the underlying pain, sadness and loneliness of our creations. We want to create a second reality”
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Selected sculptures frequently become limited-run vinyl figure releases. Under the brand “coarse” the sculptures get distributed worldwide in award-winning packages always designed by the artists themselves.
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*[http://www.coarsetoys.com/ Coarse Toys]
  
 
===Solo Shows===
 
===Solo Shows===
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*[[Cold Ways]], 2016
 
*[[Prisoners Beside Me]], 2014
 
*[[Prisoners Beside Me]], 2014
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*[[Souls Gone Mad Show]], 2012
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*[[Glimpse of Truth]], 2010
  
 
== Designed Toy Releases ==
 
== Designed Toy Releases ==
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*[[Cream and Switch]]
 
*[[Cream and Switch]]
 
*[[Pain and Revolt]]
 
*[[Pain and Revolt]]
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*[[Bursted Dreams]]
 
*[[Chopper]]
 
*[[Chopper]]
 
*[[Paw]]
 
*[[Paw]]
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*[[LOCKS]]
 
*[[LOCKS]]
 
*[[The Passage]]
 
*[[The Passage]]
*[[First Days of Despair]] with [[Amanda Visell]]
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*[[Outburst Loop]]
*[[The Passage Ignited]]
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*[[Permanent Guest]]
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*[[Do Not Disturb]]
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*[[Cancan]]
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*[[Kwaii]] with [[JPX]]
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*[[Cells]]
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*[[Strangers]]
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*[[States of Matter]]
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*[[Crunch]]
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*[[Enjoy Your Stay]]
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*[[Protect Me]] with [[JPX]]
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*[[Ruffle and Toast]]
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*[[Meltdown]]
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*[[Pun Pun and Shoot]]
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*[[Little Voyagers]]
  
 
== Toy Series Participation ==
 
== Toy Series Participation ==
  
 
== Customs ==
 
== Customs ==
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*"Last Days of Autumn" with [[Amanda Visell]], 9 pieces, 2018
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*"Last Days of Winter" with [[Amanda Visell]], 2014
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*"First Days of Despair" with [[Amanda Visell]] for [[Blooom Art Fair]], 2014
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*[[NookaNooka]] x Noop - "The Infinite Hunt" with [[Nooka]], 2010
 
*Noop - 1:3 "Pain in Dreams" custom, 2010
 
*Noop - 1:3 "Pain in Dreams" custom, 2010
 
*Og Flake,Fluid, and Float
 
*Og Flake,Fluid, and Float
 
*Noop - Sprouting noops
 
*Noop - Sprouting noops
 
*Noop - Color Station
 
*Noop - Color Station
*[[Bursted Dreams]]
 
  
 
== Images ==
 
== Images ==
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===Production Toys===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Creamandswitch-1.jpg|[[Cream and Switch|Cream & Switch]]
 
Image:Creamandswitch-1.jpg|[[Cream and Switch|Cream & Switch]]
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Image:Soulsgonemad.jpg|[[Souls Gone Mad]]
 
Image:Soulsgonemad.jpg|[[Souls Gone Mad]]
 
Image:Locks-milky.jpg|[[LOCKS]]
 
Image:Locks-milky.jpg|[[LOCKS]]
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Image:Thepassageog.jpg|[[The Passage]]
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Image:Permanentguest-endlessshadows.jpg|[[Permanent Guest]]
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Image:Cancan-velorios.jpg|[[Cancan]]
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Image:Kwaii-clomp.jpg|[[Kwaii]]
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Image:Cells-2.jpg|[[Cells]]
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Image:Ethosstrangers.jpg|[[Strangers]]
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Image:Statesofmatter-1.jpg|[[States of Matter]]
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Image:Crunch-falseparadise.jpg|[[Crunch]]
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Image:Enjoyyourstay-prism.jpg|[[Enjoy Your Stay]]
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Image:Donotdisturb-delusion.jpg|[[Do Not Disturb]]
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Image:Protectme-pain.jpg|[[Protect Me]]
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Image:Meltdown-goodbye.jpg|[[Meltdown]]
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Image:PunpunNYCC.jpg|[[Pun Pun and Shoot]]
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Image:Littlevoyagers.jpg|[[Little Voyagers]]
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</gallery>
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===Customs===
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<gallery>
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Image:Coarsexvisell.jpeg|First Days of Despair
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Image:Coarsexvisell2.jpeg|Last Days of Winter
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Image:Lastdaysofautumn.jpg|Last Days of Autumn
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Image:Coarsetoysnooka.jpg|The Infinite Hunt Nooka
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
== External Links ==
 
*[http://www.coarsetoys.com/ Coarse Toys]
 
  
 
[[Category:Artists]]
 
[[Category:Artists]]
 
[[Category:Artists (Europe)]]
 
[[Category:Artists (Europe)]]
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[[Category:Artists (Europe - Germany)]]
 
[[Category:Artists (Group)]]
 
[[Category:Artists (Group)]]

Revision as of 20:56, 3 April 2019

Biography

Work in the coarse world began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk began developing their unique style of sculpting, which creates the illusion that they have chiseled and exposed their sculptures from three-dimensional rock.

While the underlying stories of the individual pieces vary and express themes of denial, betrayal and lies, the sculptures aim to make an impression on multiple levels. While often looking cute at first glance, a distinct silence, sadness and loneliness simultaneously convey an alternate effect. These subtle and almost shy undertones expose our souls’ vulnerability, which we so often try to conceal.

Within the last 10 years the artists have evolved, gaining international recognition and collectors all over the world. The artists focus primarily on statues that range from small to life-size and are made from resin and/or fiberglass. They are finished as single pieces or in small limitation runs and are entirely crafted by the artists themselves.

After the initial conceptual phase the artists go directly into the sculpting process. Depending on the complexity of the piece it can take months until the shape is finalised. This is followed by mould-making, casting, sanding, detailing and painting in the artists' studios. Mark Landwehr about his work for coarse: “We pay highest attention to every detail of our work in order to avoid distracting the viewer. This way people can dive into an almost surreal scenery and sense the underlying pain, sadness and loneliness of our creations. We want to create a second reality”

Selected sculptures frequently become limited-run vinyl figure releases. Under the brand “coarse” the sculptures get distributed worldwide in award-winning packages always designed by the artists themselves.

Solo Shows

Designed Toy Releases

These are toys designed by Course Toys.

Toy Series Participation

Customs

Images

Production Toys

Customs