Yosiell Lorenzo was introduced at an early age to art by his eldest sister in a time when hip hop and grafitti defined urban life. Admiring her artwork, a combination of graffiti and fantasy-like creatures, Yosiell followed in his sister’s footsteps and found a creative outlet of his own. He dabbled in graffiti in the mid 90’s while at the same time developing himself as a musician. He taught himself how to play Bass guitar and has performed in several bands. After graduating from Kolbe Cathedral High School, Yosiell attended Paier College of Art where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Yosiell worked full time as a Sales Associate at a local retail shop and toured around the United States with his band, while simultaneously finding the time to create a part time internet business under the name of Project Detonate, where he has designed tour paraphernalia, t-shirts, and other projects. After doing this for some time, Yosiell realized he wanted to experiment with his art more hands on versus sitting behind a computer all hours of the day, and quickly fell in love with painting. As a result, Project Detonate has taken a life of its own with its myriad of art projects, available products and designs.
- Dreadful Delights, 2018
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Yosiell.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Yosiell has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, toys.
- Piece(s) for Reverie, 2016
- "Ofelia's Mandrake" for In Service of Monsters, 2015
- Piece(s) for Winter Salon, 2015
- "The Spellbook Gatherer"
- "Morning Dew Collector"
- "Forest Spirit Hunter"
- Piece(s) for Cutepocalypse, 2015
- Picklebaby - custom for Little Green Men, 2015
- Piece for 10x10, 2014
- "The Host" for Bewitching, 2013
- Piece(s) for Relentless, 2012
- Hug - custom for the Hug Custom Show, 2012
- Piece(s) for Super Button Mashers, A Gamer Tribute, 2012
- Wood Rayola - custom for Shades of Ray, 2011
- Dunny - 8" "Strawberry", Icing Heads custom, commission, 2011
- Dunny - 3" "Licorice", Icing Heads custom, 2011
- Dunny - 3" "Cookies & Cream", Icing Heads custom, 2011
- Dunny - 3" "Strawberry", Icing Heads custom, 2011
- Dunny - 3" "Icing Heads", Icing Heads customs, 5 pieces, 2011
- Munny - 4" "Dark Naranja", Icing Heads custom, 2011
- Piece for Masters of the Universe Group Show, 2010
- Dunny/Munny - "Donnie Darko" for Crazy4Cult, 2010
- "Battle Cherry" Paper Toy Custom for Thought Processor, 2010
- Celsius - "Mega Detonate" custom for Ganmetall Celsius Custom Show, 2010
- T-Boy/Danke Schoen - "The Heart Tart Maker" custom for Love Movement, 2010
- ILLAZILLA! - custom for Attack of ILLAZILLA!, 2009
- MUTT - "Nine Lives" custom for the Custom Mutt Show, 2009
- Dunny - 8" "Furry Sickling" custom, 2009
- Piece for the Multiple Personalities show, 2008
- Munny - custom for the Winter Munny Show, 2007