Works for the coarse world began in 2003 when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinct style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed the figures from a three-dimensional rock.
The streamlined sculptures are hand crafted and finished at the coarse workshops in Hamburg and Hong Kong. The artists focus primarily on statues that range from small to life size, made from resin and/or fiberglass. Their 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.
By using traditional toy production techniques, the original sculptures, 'coarse originals', are transformed into vinyl figures under the 'coarsetoys' imprint.