milestones

     
2003 DNB prototypes Book [50 pcs].
  Plastic Particles Exhibition Group exhibition in Berlin and Tokyo.
With Pete Fowler, Spanky, Tomoyuki Washio and other artists.
     
2004 flake, fluid and float 12'' vinyl figures in 4 editions.
"cream" [300 pcs], "revolt" [200 pcs],
"switch" [300 pcs] and "pain"[200 pcs].
     
2007 pain 1:3 26'' vinyl figurine [200 pcs].
  flake, fluid and float 1:1 Lifesize fibreglass statues [25 pcs].
     
2008 chopper 1:3 26'' vinyl figurine [200 pcs].
  paw! rainbow 12'' vinyl figure [200 pcs].
  paw! blackout 12'' vinyl figure [200 pcs].
  noop show Solo exhibition at rotofugi gallery [Chicago].
  jaws 13'' vinyl figure in 2 editions.
"cream" [100 pcs]
and "coarse x rotofugi" [100 pcs].
  noop show Solo exhibition [Berlin].
     
2009 paw! pain 12'' vinyl figure [200 pcs].
  jaws switch 13'' vinyl figure — Taiwan exclusive [200 pcs].
  paw! milky bliss 12'' vinyl figure.
  paw! spectrum Stampede of three 12'' vinyl figures.
"Blue" [50 pcs], "yellow"[50 pcs] and
"purple" [50 pcs].
  jaws pain 13'' vinyl figure in 2 editions.
"hkg" [100 pcs] and "signature".
     
2010 false friends loser 13'' vinyl figure in 2 editions.
"hkg" [200 pcs] and "signature".
  jaws loser 13'' vinyl figure in 2 editions.
"blush" [50 pcs] and "white" [100pcs].
  false friends blackout 13'' vinyl figure in 2 editions [300pcs].
  glimpse of truth Solo exhibition at rotofugi gallery [Chicago]. Sculptures, paintings and photography. Exhibition Soundtrack
composed by Karbunck Lottinger.
  false friends in pain 13'' resin figures "coarse originals" [88 pcs].
  false friends the sun age 13'' vinyl figure [88pcs].
  eyes of fear Lifesize fibreglass bust set.
noop [200 pcs] and paw! [200 pcs].
     
2011 oop loser 7'' vinyl figures "oop" and "aw!" in 2 editions.
"hkg" [200 pcs] and "signature".
  casting shadows
loser
4'' and 7'' vinyl figures "nism" and "noop".
Also included 14'' high floating paw! kite.
In 2 editions. "hkg" [200 pcs] and "signature".
  shadows over paradise Solo exhibition at paradise gallery [Taipei]. Sculptures, paintings and photography.
  casting shadows
switch to fall
4'' and 7'' vinyl figures "nism" and "noop".
Also included 14'' high floating paw! kite.
[200 pcs]
  oopCr 7'' vinyl figures "oop" and "aw!" [150 pcs].
  paw! raw 12'' vinyl figure
  casting shadows
pain
4'' and 7'' vinyl figures "nism" and "noop".
Also included 14'' high floating paw! kite.
In 2 editions. "soul" [200 pcs] and "signature".
     
2012 1st open studio night Open doors for one night at out Hong Kong studio and gallery. A retrospective of classic works, rare 1:1 statues and a range of prints, posters and unseen pieces.
  rise of pain in dreams 1:3 17'' vinyl figure [200 pcs].
  paw! blush
collection Selim Varol
12'' vinyl figure [2x77 pcs].
  oop prey 7'' vinyl figures "oop" and "aw!" [300 pcs].
  souls gone mad Solo exhibition at rotofugi gallery [Chicago]. Sculptures and photographies
  dark sorrows 9.25'' resin figures [100 pcs].
     
2013 op prey – blackout
[Bangkok exclusive]
7'' vinyl figures "oop" and "aw!" [150 pcs].
  souls gone mad
chapter one:
fever and the omens
14'' fever and 7'' omen vinyl figures.
dream set [123pcs], signature set [234 pcs] and omen daybreak [345 pcs]
  locks blush
and locks milky bliss
11'' vinyl figure [250 pcs each].
  souls gone mad
chapter two: ruth and void
"the passage"
16'' x 8.5'' x 11'' vinyl figure set [222 pcs].
  souls gone mad — ignited
chapter one:
fever and the omens
14'' fever and 7'' omen vinyl figures.
signature set, omen shine and omen shimmer [180 pcs each]
  omen blink 3.5'' omen vinyl figures.
omen hoot and omen hush
  dark sorrows — nightshade 9.25'' resin figures [99 pcs].
  omen blink 3.5'' omen vinyl figures.
blush, milky bliss, the sun age and switch to fall
  omen — pain 7'' vinyl figures
grim and grudge [234 pcs each].
     
2014 locks pain 11'' vinyl figure [300 pcs].
  locks blackout 11'' vinyl figure [100 pcs]
Exclusively available at rotofugi gallery [Chicago]
  omen wood 4.5'' wood figure [25 pcs]
  flake, fluid and float
10th anniversary editions
12'' vinyl figures [18'' surfboard height]
cream edition [320 pcs], pain edition [220 pcs]
  omen blink
[Bangkok / Munich exclusives]
3.5'' omen vinyl figures.
omen lustre and haze
  omen — blackout
[Bangkok / Munich exclusives]
7'' vinyl figure
  omen blink
3.5'' omen vinyl figures.
loser [trip and flop], ignited [beam and flash], monochrome [eclipse and orb]

 

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artists

Work in the coarse world began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk began developing their unique style of sculpting, which creates the illusion that they have chiseled and exposed their sculptures from three-dimensional rock.

While the underlying stories of the individual pieces vary and express themes of denial, betrayal and lies, the sculptures aim to make an impression on multiple levels. While often looking cute at first glance, a distinct silence, sadness and loneliness simultaneously convey an alternate effect. These subtle and almost shy undertones expose our souls’ vulnerability, which we so often try to conceal.

Within the last 10 years the artists have evolved, gaining international recognition and collectors all over the world. The artists focus primarily on statues that range from small to life-size and are made from resin and/or fiberglass. They are finished as single pieces or in small limitation runs and are entirely crafted by the artists themselves.

After the initial conceptual phase the artists go directly into the sculpting process. Depending on the complexity of the piece it can take months until the shape is finalised. This is followed by mould-making, casting, sanding, detailing and painting in the artists' studios. Mark Landwehr about his work for coarse: “We pay highest attention to every detail of our work in order to avoid distracting the viewer. This way people can dive into an almost surreal scenery and sense the underlying pain, sadness and lonlyness of our creations. We want to create a second reality”

Selected sculptures frequently become limited-run vinyl figure releases. Under the brand “coarse” the sculptures get distributed worldwide in award-winning packages always designed by the artists themselves.

 

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studio tour

coarse works are entirely handcrafted. These originals are brought to life at our studio in Hong Kong.

If you wish to visit us, please make an appointment and let us know the date and time you would like to come.

 

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contact

coarse ltd.
Unit B, 14/F, Sunrise Ind. Building
10 Hong Man Street, Chai Wan
Hong Kong
info@coarselife.com

 
For wholesale enquiries
please email coarse. We will redirect you to our regional partners.
 
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