Collectors, art lovers and geeks, go meet the maker!
Brace yourself, mere mortals, The Sucklord is landing on our side of the planet. He’ll be chilling like a villain at Kult Gallery this weekend and you’ve got to attend. This New York-based artist with a raging sense of humour makes unlicensed bootleg action figures and toys unlike any you’ve ever seen. His themes and commentary are f-ing hilarious, meaningful, pop culturally referenced and certainly offensive (you probably guessed that from his moniker). Even his toy making company, lovingly named Suckadelic, drives home a point. It’s the kinda stuff that makes kidults, collectors and pop art lovers go loco.
All his intentionally crude resin figurines have a bizarre backstory and come wrapped in (in)appropriate meme-themed packaging that’s so hilarious, you wouldn’t want to rip them out. He’s here to launch his solo exhibit titled Bootleg Toy Supervillain on 5 October that will run all the way to 10 November. And the man isn’t alone. He’s collaborating with four Southeast Asian artists –Singapore’s Daniel Yu and Mojoko, Thailand’s Kabuki Master and Philippines’ Quiccs.
Head to Kult Gallery on Friday night to get your hands on over 40 toys and fun merch. The Sucklord will grace you with his presence and booze is on the house (till the tap runs dry). You can make your own supervillain mask and hit an arcade machine loaded with bootleg games by Dutch artist Igor Hoogerwoord.
On Saturday, go back to catch him speak about his art, the creative process and how he uses his work to comment on socio-political conversations like food, consumerism and human rights. There’ll be pizza and beer with a side of chuckles and artistic insights. So you think you’re an art toy maker and kinda worship The Sucklord? Sign up and bring your creations to get legit feedback from this cult toymaker.
Can’t do this weekend? Too bad, but on the bright side, his exhibit runs till 10 Nov at Kult Gallery. Side note: In case you’re wondering, his super regular, totally vanilla human name is Morgan Phillips.
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