Freya Jobbins: making art with children’s toys
Written by Valentina Romano
Following the same style as Guiseppe Archimboldo and his fruit and vegetable paintings, Freya Jobbins is becoming one of the world’s best and most original artists.
Born and raise in South Africa, Freya has introduced a new way of making art. By combining and attaching kids’ toys all together, this artist managed to create real portraits.
Freya Jobbins explains that:
My work explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and the emerging recycling culture within the visual arts. Due to our society’s over consumption of plastic children’s toys, the materials I need for my assemblages are all very accessible.
Although some people might find her pieces creepy and disturbing; what the South African artist was – and still is – aiming for, is comic and unique recreations of human feelings, among which anger, happiness and sadness.
It can be said that Freya Jobbins has proved to the art world that originality and oddity never ends, and that the stranger and weirder the artworks are, the more attractive and fascinating they become! Indeed, most of the success behind her pieces is given by the fact that they are absolutely unique in the world.
Enjoy the following collection of Freya’s master pieces:
(Pictures by Freya Jobbins)