Dragon Boy GO!
I’m more than honored and excited to announce my first ever exhibition in Taiwan! This has been a long time coming and I feel tremendously blessed to be able to showcase some of my artwork back home. Especially when I get to introduce Dragon Boy whose story is inspired by my personal journey in a foreign land. Big thanks to VTSS Toys and Wingrow Gallery for having me and Dragon Boy! Hope to see you there!
Dragon Boy 龍仔 GO! Official Press Release
One-Day-Only Art Exhibition and Release Party in Taipei, Taiwan
Dragon Boy GO! A one-day-only art exhibition and designer toy release party presented by Martin Hsu, Vtss Toys, and Wingrow Gallery
Artist Martin Hsu’s first art exhibition in Taipei including new Dragon Boy paintings and the release of Dragon Boy designer vinyl toy.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
5 - 9 PM
Wingrow art Gallery
No.5, Lane 175, Sec. 1, Da-an Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
5 - 6 PM
* First 10 visitors will receive a free limited edition Dragon Boy T-shirt!
Martin Hsu Signing:
7 - 9PM
Dragon Boy GO! Exhibition Artwork Info:
New Dragon Boy original paintings and digital illustrations
Asia release of Dragon Boy designer vinyl toy
*For those interested in purchasing original artwork outside of Taiwan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Special Exhibition Debut:
The reveal of never before seen Dragon Boy! He’s larger than life!
Exhibition Gift Shop:
Dragon Boy T-shirts, prints, and postcards
Multigrain book, a collection of paintings by Martin Hsu
VTSS officially released designer toy production
Exclusive Vtss x Oke Doki x Martin Hsu T-shirts
Artist Martin Hsu is based in San Francisco, USA and originally from Taiwan. Being in a foreign land for 20+ years has taught and inspired Martin in many ways. It has given him the opportunity to pursue art and built a new life. Most importantly, it has strengthened his self identity, respect for his culture, and love for his family and friends.
After graduating from college with a degree in animation, Martin worked professionally as a character designer for Disney TV Animation and Nickelodeon. He has also worked as an illustrator in children’s publishing and for museum exhibitions.
On top of designing commercially, Martin explores his personal paintings in galleries across the nation. Some of the major exhibitions include Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary, Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary, and Disney’s Wonderground Gallery.
Martin is currently developing his own original brands of characters such as Dragon Boy and CRAKENS. Dragon Boy is especially dear to Martin as it’s inspired by his personal journey as a little boy looking for his roots in a foreign land with his childhood dog, Blacky. Martin is excited to release the Dragon Boy designer vinyl in Taiwan and looks forward to work on future projects with VTSS toys to bring more of his designs from a 2D surface to the 3D world.
Martin is tremendously honored and excited to exhibit his personal work for the first time in Taiwan. He hopes this is only the beginning and can’t wait to have more shows here in the future. He hopes you enjoy the works, have a good time, and keep in touch.
It feels good to be home. 回家真好.
VTSS Toys Info:
VTSS Creative Integration Co.,Ltd is founded by Vince Su, an avid Designer Toys collector for over 12 years.
Every Designer Toy piece is a mixture of creativity, product design, comic fantasy, and contemporary art. It’s a platform for everyone to have their dream custom-made in an unique figure. VTSS is born to provide a smooth interface between artist, illustrator, modeler, toy designer and theirsupporters. This is the place encouraging them to explore the world with a little bit of madness; creating a playground for them to chat in common language: Which is the inner child in everyone who still dreaming.
Welcome aboard, Dreamer.
“Benny the Dreamer” which designed by artist Okedoki and also is the first VTSS officially released designer toy, has taken up one of the last five nominations as [Toy of the year] in the Designer Toy Awards. The 2012 Designer Toy Award winners will be announced at a massive ceremony held on Saturday, October 13th in New York City.
Toy your Life!
Stand Proud, Fly High, and Smile Big! Thank you and see you at the show!
Martin, VTSS Toys, Wingrow Gallery