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FLABSLAB x Quiccs x Colin Hoffman: Standing in the Shadows

Regular price $2,500.00 SGD
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FLABSLAB x Quiccs x Colin Hoffman (Big C)
Unique Custom Piece
Resin Cast, Hand-Painted
Height 53cm 
Weight 5kg

Acrylic display box provided courtesy of FLABSLAB


Introducing Standing in the Shadows, an exclusive and unique custom collectible. The collab piece is based on FLABSLAB x Quiccs' Ghost of Kurosawa, and partially-sculpted and hand-painted by Big C.

BUST

Ghost of Kurosawa is among Quiccs’ earliest characters in the Bulletpunk universe, one of the ace leaders of the Bulletpunk Death Squad.  

The mad men, who are sane in the now mad world, campaign their peoples' claim to their right to exist. And from these men manifests one enigmatic ruthless messenger of Akira's unearthed doctrines of insurrection and vengeance, the man known only as... the Ghost of Kurosawa!

Ghost of Kurosawa is inspired by and a tribute to legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, the renown filmmaker regarded as one of the most influential in cinema history. Kurosawa's iconic films include Rashomon (1950), famous for its unique plot device and shooting directly at the sun, a first for the industry at that time; Seven Samurai (1954) inspired many Hollywood films; and Hidden Fortress (1958) which immensely inspired and influenced George Lucas and the Star Wars series.

BODY

Big C injects his experiences as an artist and also a US marine veteran into this custom piece. The final design was a mix of both worlds. It is partially realistic yet also stylised, and partially military with urban features as well. These influences are visible in design decisions, such as dressing the figure in military boots but designing the pant legs to go over instead of inside the boots.

"The title 'Standing in the Shadows' just came to me. It made sense, with the black on black and the fact that I turned a bust into a 22-inch standing statue. Plus there's something mysterious about the name. What are you doing in the shadows? What are you waiting for? Are you planning to step into the light? I actually wrote a poem, after coming up with the title." - Big C


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Colin Hoffman, or Big C, is an American artist, poet, toy designer and creator/ author of the children's book Baby Fatts: The World's First Dragon. He credits his partnership at Playful Gorilla, Baby Fatts and being exhibited at the de Young Museum, San Francisco as among the pivotal influences in his artistic journey.


"I create from my soul, without thinking much about what will sell, or what will be popular. So when someone loves what I do, it’s very special to me." - Big C., The Aither

 

Juanito Maiquez, aka Quiccs, is a Filipino artist, toy designer and the first Filipino Creator for Adidas. Among regional and international accolades, he is a three-peat winner of New York's Designer Toy Awards (DTA) Artist of the Year from 2018 to 2020. The self-taught artist is known for fusing Japanese robot anime shows, graffiti art and hip-hop culture. He is also the creator of the characters TEQ63 and his Bulletpunk Death Squad, and the Bulletpunk universe, which have been translated into toys, illustrations, T-shirts and other merchandise.

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