Creating pieces in various forms, including illustrations, figures and 3D art, American customiser and artist, Bob Conge, began exhibiting his work both in the US and internationally in 1985. Since that time, he has had his work shown at events and museums/galleries such as the Lahti VIII Poster Biennale (Lahti, Finland), Musee de la Publicite (Paris, France), 9th Colorado International Poster Invitational (Colorado, USA), Imiri Invitational / Kaiju Blue Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and many more. As an illustrator, he has also worked for many well-known clients such as EMI Records, IBM, the Wall Street Journal and Sony Records, to name but a few.
|Portrait illustration of Franz Kafka|
|A shrine art piece|
|A group of Plaseebo figures|
Each figure is extremely detailed and many have backstories, giving them all their own unique character and adding to their charm. Some also have LED lights installed inside, giving them a glowing effect when in the dark, which looks quite stunning. The combination of the grinning features and unusual looks of figures such as 'War' and 'Skulloctopus' also make them extremely endearing characters, even if the subject matter might be a serious one.
|'Skulloctopus Rex' with LED switched on, in a dark room|
If you like Conge's work, you can see his newly finished pieces 'Think Tank', which will be limited to 5 or 10 and, unique item 'War Monger', at the 'Contemporary Figure Modification' show. The event will be held in April 2011 at the TAG in Hollywood, California.
Thank you to Bob Conge for permission to use the pictures and information.
More images after the cut below↓
|'The Planet 51 Night Gamer'|
|'Garumega' with LEDs|
|'The Pharaoh Plaseebos' Cheshire Cat Mummy' custom|
|'DOKUPUS' Meets 'SKULLOCTOPUS'|