Josh Mayhem X Avant Gallery

Josh Mayhem x Haute Living Interview

Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem’s lifelong habit of collecting children’s playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d’art. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” collection, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this aesthetic has led to Mayhem winning the Custom of the Year award at the 2019 Designer Toys Awards, multiple releases and collaborations with many of the world’s top designer toy artists and producers, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, and solo exhibitions at Clutter Gallery in Beacon NY, Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles CA (as well as an artist residency), PIQ Grand Central Terminal in NYC, and two exhibitions at The Crown Collection Gallery in both Denver and Los Angeles.

In 2020 Josh Mayhem signed on for artist representation and management exclusively at Avant Gallery. In 2021, Mayhem once again won the Custom of the Year award at the Designer Toy Awards. In 2021 Mayhem will be making his premiere at the Art Miami art fair, exhibiting with Avant Gallery, and concurrently he will have his feature exhibition, “Art Figures”, at Avant Gallery Miami.

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Josh Mayhem - (b. 1979) Los Angeles, U.S.


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