I'll be posting 10 Questions with... a number of artists who are taking part in the Aim, Destroy, Transform: Play for Change Toy Show , presented by Medialia Gallery & The Ethyr and taking place November 4-25 2017 in NYC.
Artist: Nelson Asencio
Toy Submission: Chuki in Paper Tales... A Trump Tragedy
Deviant Art: https://nelsonx.deviantart.com
1. Where are you originally from?
I’m originally from ENY Brooklyn and my parents are from Ecuador.
2. Who is your favorite artist (any artist, any medium)?
I have many but my top three are Frank Frazetta, Art Adams, and Katsuhiro Otomo.
3. What was your favorite toy line as a child?
My favorite toyline was definitely the first Star Wars line. My amazing Aunt Nancy gave me the entire line and the Death Star station playset for Christmas that year. My Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle takes second place for sure. lol
4. What's your most prized collectible?
Hmmm I kept some cool one of a kind prototypes from my Art Asylum days-a 12” Borg Drone we sculpted for playmates and Eminem one shot would be on that list.:)
5. What was the last film you watched?
The last film I watched was “War of the Planet of the Apes” which I loved.
6.Do you unbox and display or keep MIB (mint in box)?
I like to keep MIB because I realize that I don’t play with toys anymore-lol
7. What was the last book you read?
Do comics count? LOL If so, It would be Batman White Knight by Sean Murphy-highly recommended!
8. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Both lol I love Star Wars for its fantasy aspect but I love Trek for its level of maturity and realism. I am loving the new Discovery series and its main character Michael Burnham.
9. What motto/creed do you try to live by?
Carpe Diem! Need to do this more often.
10. What was the inspiration behind the piece that you produced for the Aim, Destroy, Transform: Play for Change toy show?
My inspiration for my piece was to reflect on the state of our political system and the people we appoint to represent us.