[Five Points Festival 2018] Artists at the Show

Five Points Festival recently held their sophomore show this time in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Expo Center. The show put on by Clutter MagazineFive Points Festival is a celebration all things designer toys, street art, and beer.

Similar to last year the show floor was mainly split into two areas, exhibitors and an artist alley. Artist alley which featured over 100 artists with a mix of creators of both traditional comic art as well as hand made toys, sculpture, and other non-traditional art. However as I mentioned in a previous article the line between artist and exhibitor was blurred much more this year and there were plenty of artists spread out in the exhibitor area as well; so instead of breaking the articles down between how the booths were arranged I’m going to split my coverage up based on more traditional companies and artists and their own companies.

Take a look below at some of the amazing booths and products featured at Five Points Festival. Most descriptions come from the company websites.

Creeping Death Robot Club (Formerly A1 Plastik)
Original creations and customs by Kevin Derken (klav), Crreping Death was back again this year and again had some of my favorite customs from the show.

5149 & 1/2 Art
Another returning exhibitor 5149 & 1/2 Art features extremely colorful paintings, playfully odd art toy sculptures, and uniquely designed boxer art pieces.“Fifty-one, forty-nine and a half” is a term from law enforcement meaning just a little off, eccentric, and weird. Not quite legally crazy at 5150, but damn close!

PlushPlay by Mariangela Tan
Brooklyn based artist and designer creating unique one of a kind quirky and cute fiber sculptures.

Horrible Adorables
Home of Textile Designer Jordan Elise and her faux taxidermy curiosities, featuring strange creatures and wonderful wonders!

All Nighter Productions
Artwork of Erin Rosenzweig, including work for tabletop RPGs, board games, video games, and doll-making/sculpting.

One Eyed Girl Art By Kasey Tararuj
Art made to deal with and express life with a disability. Primarily focusing on custom vinyl toys and original sculpts, Kasey uses humor and emotion to create spirited characters, each with their own individual personalities. Each and every one is full of life and love!

Slime Archetype
Illustration and Sculpture by Jessie Dean. The project’s primary focus is on illustration as expressed through toys as a means to remove the normal assumptions from the sculpting medium and to draw people physically as well as psychologically closer to the work. The toys are made in ultra limited batches of hand cast resin and are hand painted, or are one of a kind sculptures.

Jim Mckenzie
Jim McKenzie is an American artist and director based in New York City. His sculptures and paintings often depict surrealist wonderlands occupied by highly saturated characters.

The Art of Richard Strohmeyer
Featuring some unique designs utilizing ultraviolet paint

Selling custom TBears which comes in their very own LED lighted Dome Display Jars and custom painted by various artists

Concrete Jungle Studio
An animation, digital sculpture and illustration studio and working with music artists creating figures.

Pidgin is the brainchild of New York sculptor, illustrator, and doll maker Joshua David McKenney.  A reinvention of the fashion doll, Pidgin is a medium for the language of style.

Be sure to check out the Five Points Festival website here as well as the Clutter Magazine website here.

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Media Journalist | Michael loves all things Pop Culture. He has an opinion about everything, whether you ask for it or not. Michael collects Convention Exclusives, Legos, Prints, Steelbooks, Transformers, and everything in between.