Amrit Pal Singh
Method & HEFTY.art present “The Toy Face Tour” a 3 city tour featuring a physical toy room made to human scale, a new collection of Toy Faces and a presentation of Amrit’s previous Toy Faces.
Location – Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Amrit Pal Singh’s lovable toy faces are a celebration of a whimsical childhood that transcends age and persists through adulthood. A delightful sense of playfulness characterizes Amrit’s 3D toy-like renditions of characters, figures, and movements through contemporary culture.
Amrit’s ever-growing collection of toy faces have reimagined inspiring humans from the fields of music, technology, and 90s web culture. Coinciding with his 100th NFT drop, Amrit’s first solo exhibition returns to the project’s origins by delving into icons from the art world. Presented in a physical art collector’s toy room with toy-like interpretation of iconic works of furniture, Amrit unveils seven new toy faces of iconic artists highlighted by an official collaboration with the M.F. Husain estate powered by HEFTY.art.
The curation of the exhibitions brings a virtual world to reality by enabling visitors to enter a digital toy room for the first time ever. The digital meets physical and art meets utility in the liveable expression of one of Amrit’s fantastical rooms. In this offline world, viewers will embrace childhood wonder while celebrating the artistic contributions of the art world’s legendary greats.
Method’s founder, Sahil Arora, says “Method’s vision has always been to present artists that represent the generation we grew up in – the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Amrit Pal Singh is an artist whose work resonates with us at multiple levels – the medium, the culture, the inspiration, it’s everything that we love. We’re extremely excited to present Amrit’s digital works in a physical avatar and present it in 3 cities as a tour.”
Ashish Chowdhry, Co-Founder, Hefty says “We are absolutely thrilled to be joining forces with Amrit Pal for his upcoming solo showcase, where his acclaimed Toy Faces and Toy Room creations will come to life in a physical environment. The exceptional value of Amrit’s work is undeniable, and witnessing it in a tangible form is genuinely exhilarating. With HEFTY.art and Method leading the charge, this project signifies a groundbreaking moment in the evolution of digital art and NFTs, and we are eager to see its influence on art lovers throughout the Indian subcontinent.”
ABOUT AMRIT PAL SINGH
Amrit Pal Singh is a visual artist, 3D illustrator, and art director who revels in play, world cinema, and the occasional side of fries. He is known for whimsical, diversity-driven designs, illustrations, and NFTs.
For over a decade, he’s collaborated with domestic and international clients to create mobile apps, picture books, digital toys, and more.
Amrit shot to fame in February 2021 when he minted his first NFT – Frida Toy Face – which sold for 3.9 ETH. Since then, he has evoked nostalgia worldwide with his collection of Toy Faces & Toy Rooms, resulting in over 94 NFTs and 384+ ETH in primary sales.
Method is an independent creative art space in Mumbai’s art district, Kala Ghoda. Adding to the fabric of this eclectic city, the space elevates artists breaking traditional definitions of “fine art”. Contemporary, street, modern and at times even classic art that embodies boldness of form and freedom from the norm, Method is the fringe leftfield.
The artists exhibiting at Method are typically mid-career artists on track to leave a mark on modern art history. As an art space, Method becomes an active participant in each individual’s artistic journey. By providing a platform where artists can create work as they envision it, unhindered by the restrictions of commissioned or client work, the true essence of their artistic vision emerges.
Method consciously works towards representing artists from all genders. Male artists are often given the most visibility in global art communities and this is a suppression of the expression of a large voice that deserves a captive audience in society. Our initial curation through 2019 consists of a balanced ratio of male and female artists, and we look forward to working with artists of all genders and communities.
HEFTY.art stands as a premier curator-driven marketplace, displaying a diverse assortment of digital and physical art, known as “phygital” art, from talented artists around the world. Since its inception in Q3 2022, the platform has emphasized innovation, creativity, thought provocation, and community engagement, featuring both digital and traditional art from over 20 esteemed artists. With a highly experienced curation team, HEFTY.art offers seamless onboarding for artists, multiple revenue share options, and transparent transactions for collectors. Their exclusive partnerships with Sotheby’s, the M.F. Husain Estate, and a robust affiliation with Polygon—the third-largest blockchain—have established HEFTY.art as a trailblazer in the digital art ecosystem and the de-facto 1/1 digital art collectibles marketplace on the Polygon network.
Venue and Date –
Stir, DLF Chattarpur Farms, Delhi April 28 – May 07
Method Kala Ghoda, Mumbai June 8 – June 25
Church Street Social, Bangalore July 7 – July 23\