1AM, with curators Manny Rivas and James Brown, are proud to present “Most Wanted: Behind the Hype”,  a toy vinyl show featuring the best customizers in the game.  More than 25 artists were given KidRobot platforms to showcase their creativity and skills.  Without any specific theme to address, everyone is pushing the boundaries of their own unique style.  The opening reception is on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm and will run through June 10th, 2012.

The Most Wanted” (MW) is an artist collective that started in 2009 and created by Tim Munz, Igor Ventura, and Manny Rivas.  It is a custom Dunny series that pays homage to Kidrobot and their classic blind box series.  Bringing together a huge collective of talent from across the globe, MW1 and its’ predecessor, MW2, were instant successes with both series selling out in a matter of seconds.  Despite the continuing success of the collection, the founders’ goal remains the same: find and showcase the most competent up-and-comers in the scene and spread their talent across the globe.  One of the best ways to do that is to exhibit the incredible works at art galleries.

The “Most Wanted: Behind The Hype” show has no particular theme to limit the artists’ imagination.  Manny and James wanted everyone to bring their own distinctive styles to the table and present them on the most popular platforms out there, KidRobot’s Munnys and Dunnys. The focus of this exhibit is to display the true talent and passion that lies behind the customized toy hype.  What is the hype?

If you have any purchasing inquiries or would like to request media related material, please email maya@1AMSF.com.

The artist line-up:

Gomi
RunDMB
Tim Munz
Ryan the Wheelbarrow
JC Rivera
Grimsheep
Nikejerk
Artmymind
Rsinart
Lickyourelbow
Pause
Chauskoskis
UNCLE
Ian Ziobrowski
Hugh Rose
Matucha
Dr. Befa
Chica Terremoto
Igor Ventura
Sergio Mancini
Luihz Unreal
Nevercrew
ClarkR
Carson Catlin
ArdabusRubber
Bubo
Lily Black
Chris Moore
Muffinman
MeSmithy