March brings an exciting mid-month pop up event to Stranger Factory with legendary toy artist and designer, Paul Kaiju!
Stranger Factory is proud to present a special mid-month event in March: A one weekend exhibition with legendary West-Coast (San Diego) toy designer and artist, Paul Kaiju, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 19th (from 6-9 PM, with the artist in attendance.)
Highly inspired by vintage Japanese toys/television, big screen Kaiju monsters, 1960s Sci-Fi, and old horror shows, Paul “Kaiju” is member to an extremely talented small group of industry leading toy artists that not only design, but sculpt, engineer, and self-produce their toys in Japan through a very rare “sofubi” (soft vinyl) traditional manufacturing process. Always the constant muse for the independent art toy industry, Kaiju pioneered techniques, customization, toy design processes (from color/form to function) and has been a major influence to most toy artists and has pushed the boundaries of toy beyond commercial application into new contemporary sculpture.
The artist will have a limited amount (a few dozen) of his hand-painted custom figures at the opening reception. It is a very limited engagement and will only run from March 19th-21st. Any available figures after the weekend, will be put up for online sale on Monday, March 21st. In person sales on Saturday will require a raffle ticket that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, starting at noon Friday, March 18th through 5:30 PM on the 19th (right before reception). All sales on Saturday and Sunday will be in-person. No phone calls or emails will be accepted until the following Monday, if any pieces are still available.
The opening reception will be on Saturday March 19th from 6-9 pm with artist in attendance.
This mid month pop up exhibition will remain on display until March 21st (if works are still available after weekend).
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106