(Not Mine, but really worth sharing.)
(I don’t normally do this because I don’t treat tumblr in the normal way and just use it as a portfolio, personal visual work blog thing. It’s mainly out of concern of the amount of unattributed reblogging that tends to happen in general. However this is too related to figurine work that I feel it’s absolutely worth posting.)
An artist by name of Shota Katsube made news on some online culture news sites earlier this week (Kotaku picked it up from Junk Culture and it probably made more rounds in a sort of ouroboros-ine internet bot nightmare. (Dear god don’t read comment sections!!)) This is the first I’ve heard of the person but seems their work has been exhibited since 2011, the newest one taking place at the Wellcome Collection in London until the end of June. Sadly I don’t have the money for this kind of trip!
Don’t know if I like the term Outside Art. Least in this case, this media is certainly rare to see shared but it isn’t a unique thing. Labeling it Outside just feels ignorant and possibly belittling towards the person.
There’s also a strong influence from manga and Super Sentai shows in his work and it’s really really neat to see different styles and inspirations. I have no idea due to language barriers, but I wish to encourage Mr. Katsube to do more of this, take it further, learn photography, and keep sharing concepts!
http://www.outsidein.org.uk/Shota-Katsube I just wish the photos in general (as in not just the last url) or least the resolution did the person’s work justice.