Country : USA

Josh Mayhem

Los Angeles-based artist with a lifelong habit of collecting children’s playthings


Los Angeles-based artist Josh Mayhem’s lifelong habit of collecting children’s playthings has fuelled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d’art. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” collection, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this aesthetic has led to Mayhem winning the Custom of the Year award at the 2019 Designer Toys Awards, multiple releases and collaborations with many of the world’s top designer toy artists and producers, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, and solo exhibitions at Clutter Gallery in Beacon NY, Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles CA (as well as an artist residency), PIQ Grand Central Terminal in NYC, two solo exhibitions at The Crown Collection Gallery in both Denver and Los Angeles, and feature exhibitions at galleries worldwide.

Selected Works

Recent Artists

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Mr. Brainwash
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Sandy & Shelby
Los Angeles