TOY Crew is a duet of young artists from Nizhny Novgorod created in 2012 Technically, art of the TOY Crew belongs to graffiti culture. The artists always work outdoors, relay street aesthetics, subcultural life style and act under the pseudonym, which they systematically reproduce in their works. With that, artistic strategy of the Toy crew is closely connected with practices, characteristic for actual art. Working with word formation, the TOY Crew create their own unique language. Idioms, quotes from songs, separate words are modified and embedded into different, not initially characteristic for them, context. Painting, graphics and objects, created by the artists in workshops and on the street are usually based on the principal of "literal illustration". Pointedly careless, light, virtually random in their style, images are a direct visualization of popular phrases and slang expressions, which become the key to understanding their works.

Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov

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TOY Crew is a duet of young artists from Nizhny Novgorod created in 2012 Technically, art of the TOY Crew belongs to graffiti culture. The artists always work outdoors, relay street aesthetics, subcultural life style and act under the pseudonym, which they systematically reproduce in their works. With that, artistic strategy of the Toy crew is closely connected with practices, characteristic for actual art. Working with word formation, the TOY Crew create their own unique language. Idioms, quotes from songs, separate words are modified and embedded into different, not initially characteristic for them, context. Painting, graphics and objects, created by the artists in workshops and on the street are usually based on the principal of "literal illustration". Pointedly careless, light, virtually random in their style, images are a direct visualization of popular phrases and slang expressions, which become the key to understanding their works.

Alisa Savitskaya, Artem Filatov

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