Mark Landwehr is a German artist living in Hong Kong. Along with Sven Waschk, he runs Coarsetoys. Landwehr's streamlined sculptures are hand crafted and finished at the coarse workshops in Hamburg and Hong Kong. The artist focuses on statues that range from small to life size, made from resin or fiberglass. The work also includes photography, prints and objects, combining all aspects to create holistic pieces of art. Pieces that convey an alternate reality. A fiction brand.
As a result of having lived in two separate cultures, Mark Landwehr blends eastern and western aesthetics. A possible explanation for the brand's popularity worldwide. coarse figures are currently available in art toy stores and galleries across 18 countries worldwide. In 2010, coarse will showcase their latest works in Tokyo, Paris and Chicago.