There’s a breed of artist who, like stage magicians, craft wondrous works that seemingly make the impossible possible, that force their audience to question its perception of reality. While gravity-defying sculptures like Daniel Firman‘s Elephant series and Marc Quinn‘s Planet piece are overt examples, there are also subtle practitioners of this art, those who revel in their viewers’ breathlessly pondering — even if only subconsciously — “Wow, how did they do that?” And in this sly realm of slight gasps resides the sorcerer known as TaskOne, an artist historically known for awe-inspiring, sculpturally-reinvented art toy form renditions (learn more here), a direction he eschewed for the Within Resin solo showcase, a collection of hand-poured plastic works exhibiting seamless clarity and perplexingly skillful execution.

Task One’s Within Resin Solo Exhibition

Employing techniques acquired through his day job with Independent Studio Services‘ prop-making division, TaskOne translates the skills required to craft screen-used creations for network TV shows and blockbuster movies into the art toy realm, producing impossibly perfect-looking resin replicants of his favorite designer vinyl forms. Maintaining what he loves about each shape, leaving the original sculpts’ exteriors primarily unaltered, TaskOne refreshes these designs by infusing their hand-cast cores with cascading dyes, glittering specks, embedded modeling, or even a glass-like ghostliness. With each awe-inspiring “trick” immediately being followed by another, the overall effect of TaskOne’s Within Resin is like any great illusionist’s show: the audience gets a glimpse of a world wherein magic’s real.
The Art Toy Forms Reimagined in Resin by TaskOne for his solo exhibition

Task One’s Within Resin solo exhibition at the Clutter Magazine Gallery had its opening reception on Saturday, June 8th from 6-9pm, with all works in this exhibition remaining on display until July 5th, 2019 at the gallery’s physical location (163 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508).

View the gallery’s dedicated page for Task One’s Within Resin exhibition

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