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.
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 travelled 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 at temoridolls.blogspot.com. This blog post is courtesy of Hanneke Schutte, whose blog, Handsome Things, showcases the best of South African design. Read more at handsomethings.com.