Sanja Postic’s Temori Dolls are “toylike art pieces”. They are handmade and upcycled from all kinds of materials and each one is unique and one of a kind. She’s had several exhibitions in South Korea and last year she had an exhibition at David Krut Projects at Arts on Main, Johannesburg.
The dolls are currently available at Parts & Labour at Arts On Main in Jo’burg (upstairs next to a Goodman Gallery).
Tell us a bit more about yourself
I am a digital designer from Serbia with an architectural background. I’m a graphic designer who designs everything from interfaces to furniture and streets.
When I lived in South Korea, I traveled to Japan and other Asian countries. I discovered this world of characters, which is not only digital (as some people may think, considering that they are very technologically advanced), and not only anime. I fell in love with it instantly.
Where did you get the idea for the project?
For this project I invented a character Temori, which in Korean means ‘no hair’, and in Korea the idea of somebody being bald is very funny ^_^
So I ended up naming the project Temori Dolls. Each doll I make is unique which makes them collectible. I started designing/making them as a small miniature world of stereotypes and they developed into something more connected to contemporary art. How it will develop from there, I don’t know.
As a result of this I get hired to design all kinds of toys for kids’ books etc. I am very proud to say one thing: people who buy Temori Dolls are mainly artists or art collectors.
Have a look at Sanja’s blog for more: http://temoridolls.blogspot.com/