Monday, September 10, 2007

Carlos Enriquez at Toy Karma Rotofugi Show in Chicago

I was very happy to be able to attend the Toy Karma show, curated by Mark Nagata (Max Toy Company) held at Rotofugi's Gallery in Chicago last weekend.

In particular, I was very excited to meet Carlos Enriquez and see some of his incredibly beautiful work up close and personal.

It was the end of a long day (I got there early to try to get a good place in line for the show), and I wish that I had been able to spend more time speaking with Carlos and many other artists and fans that attended this show hosted by Rotofugians Extraordinaire Whitney and Kirby (with able assistance from Jermy and others)... I also wish that I had taken a lot more care in photographing the show - my pictures turned out about as tired and blurry as I was feeling at the time.

In any event, here are some (very blurry) photos from the show of Carlos and his work. These are all limited edition fiberglass pieces, each approximately 15 inches tall.


(Many of these figures are still available for purchase from Rotofugi here and here.)

Shown immediately above, the "Brain Ear Monster"!!!

If you check out Flickr, I am SURE that you can find some much better shots of these figures, and lots of other shots from the show. Look here, here, here, here, and here for example. Also, just try searching for "toy karma" and "rotofugi".

Photos © 2007 Geozilla Omni-Monster. All rights reserved.


John said...

Wish I was there opening night. My favorite is the mushroom vehicle.

geozilla ジーヨジラ said...

Yes, the Mushroom vehicle was very cool. One that I didn't get a good picture of, unfortunately. Just a complete blur. :(

I was looking forward to meeting you - we will have to hook up another time.


Crotchbat said...


Please tell Kirby and Whitney that Carlos and Andie miss them terribly.

Anonymous said...

carlos is the next murakami ! I firmly believe as carlos does more art we'll all look bcak and say why didn't I buy one of those crazy pieces they were so cheap back than ... ;-) actually each piece is hand cast in fiberglass than each carefully sanded and than painted with glitter auto paint, finally top coated with a clear gloss finish. No picture will ever show you how cool these look in person !

geozilla ジーヨジラ said...

Agreed 100 per cent!!!

Pigumon said...

I'm gonna say Carlos was watching Maguma Taishi while listening to J. Geils Band when he dreamt these up! =P