Last time we checked in with Case Studyo, the Belgian limited-edition art purveyor, we took note of Grotesk's "6FT - 6IN" lamp. Now, just in time for the holidays, sometime Core-llaborator Andy Rementer is pleased to present "People Blocks 2," his second artist sculpture series comprising four winsome characters. From cyclopic Jaques (cardsharks might pick up on the pun) to bow-legged beagle Pierre, there's no denying that these modular sculptures have a broad appeal amongst art and design collectors alike.
The limited series features four new wooden characters entirely made and painted by hand. The individual pieces are interchangeable, allowing them to be re-assembled and stacked to create custom characters or abstract sculptures.
This new series continues in the spirit of the first edition with bold new shapes, colors and striking patterns. While their feet are planted firmly on the ground, the cast of characters also share a share a sense of unease and mystery, distinguishing features of Rementer's work.That said, we'd recommend a less precious set of wooden blocks if they're destined for the playroom. As an edition of original artwork, "People Blocks" are meant for a rather more discerning audience: You'll have to inquire about the price, but let's just say that the full set tops four figures. Thankfully, those of us who have to pass on the edition of 12 can content ourselves with a new Andy Rementer monograph (SSE Book 2014)—a worthy (and very giftable) consolation prize for fans.