Feb 26, 2013
Reactor-88’s Custom Corner -- WuzOne
Welcome to Reactor-88's Custom Corner. For February, we're highlighting WuzOne. WuzOne (who's real name is Jose) is from Seville, Spain, where he's a practicing psychologist and avid basketball player. Jose became aware of art toys back in his graffiti days, but didn't start painting them until 2008. Since then Jose has painted and sold more than 400 custom toys. He's also appeared in many gallery shows across the globe and of course had work showcased at our favorite toy mecca- San Diego Comic-Con. Jose is inspired by typography, Arabic calligraphy, music and cartoons. Speaking of cartoons, WuzOne is probably best known for his pop-culture customs, but it seems more and more he's developing his own very interesting style. On the surface they appear to be monster-ish figures with eyeballs as a recurring theme, but beyond that the colors, abstractness, and complexity really make the pieces. I think his three most recent pieces are probably my favorites, as he continues to push his work in new directions. If you'd like to see more of WuzOne's work, head over to his Flickr or Behance page. Of course he can also be found on Facebook and has an online store presence as well. Lastly for commission inquiries, he can be reached via email.