This is way out of my comfort zone, so bear with me. These are the toy sculptures by Coarse, the duo comprised of artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk. Although I was initially intrigued by them, I had rejected them as too anime, too far outside of my usual taste for inclusion in the blog. But hours later, the damned things were still haunting me, so I had to retrace my steps and go looking for them again. I was quite vexed that it took me a while to find them the second time.
There’s something undeniably compelling about them. They have a mass, a gravitas, that I wouldn’t normally associate with toys or, more accurately, toy-like sculpture. I just can’t get away from the things, so here they are for your consideration. I recommend you go check out the Coarse website. It’s full of chilling, intriguing stories about the unexpectedly gorgeous characters they create.
I’d love to hear your theory on why they so disturb my equilibrium.
All photos property of Coarse.