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Mr.HEADBy Mr.HEAD
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Mr.HEADBy Mr.HEAD
First created
¥358,100
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 30 2018 1:25 AM UTC +00:00

About

Experience the world of Robot Art

To bring robotic painting to the world: this is the mission that willed Mr.HEAD into existence. Infinitely expanding geometric patterns such as no human being could create. How would you like to hang that on your wall? With your help, we hope to put them on walls all across the world. 

In this age of AI, what is it that separates humans and robots? Mr.HEAD’s quest is to discover an artistic aesthetic unique to his robot kin. Robotic paintings, in their infinite geometry, contain an ethereal, cosmic beauty. What more unique and intriguing a piece could there be to brighten your living room?

Abstract painter: Mr.HEAD.

Only 15 years old, Mr.HEAD was created by the iRobot Corporation as a cleaning robot. In October of 2014 he changed careers and began his life anew as an artist in Tokyo. His mechanical, geometrical touch to painting sets him apart from other artists as he continues his search for a unique robot art aesthetic. “Spring Worm Hole” and “Spring Starburst” are two of his defining pieces, but his best work is yet to come. Help us share Mr.HEAD’s work with the world! 
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"hacked vacuum cleaner robot makes art just like pollock"

"Mr. Head isn't the only robotic vacuum cleaner to have made its debut as an "artist""

"Now he’s an impressive, sought-after painter who creates abstract splatter paintings in the vein of Jackson Pollock."

" ¿Pueden crear arte los robots? Si somos sinceros, Mr. Head solo reparte pintura tal como aspiraría polvo, pero en un futuro cercano y, gracias a la inteligencia artificial, los androides podrían desarrollar sensibilidad y nociones de arte, con obras que sí tienen sentido. "

"Mr. Head: Aufgebohrter Staubsaugerroboter malt abstrakte Bilder"

"Mr. Head – робот-пылесос ставший художником"

"機械によるアーティスト活動は、美術史に新しい1ページを書き加えるか?"

Why We Need Your Support

While Mr.HEAD began painting in 2014, unforeseen technical, development and equipment costs forced him to cease activity after only 3 years. With your help, we want to once again facilitate his artistic vision. Moreover, we want to make his art available not just in second hand online images, but as physical, one-of-a-kind paintings in houses all over the world.

Mr.HEAD TH1 - 002 (initial version)

Mr.HEAD TH2-002DYN

The next version of Mr.HEAD will not only run more smoothly, but will have the ability to select which colors to use and hence create his artwork more autonomously. Our primary fundraising goal is to make this a reality.

Automatic Coloring Function.

External environmental factors such as weather and temperature will influence Mr.HEAD’s color choices.

Dynamic Dripping.

An new function will allow Mr.HEAD to splash paint from the top of his body and drip it onto the canvas. This will expand his artistic palate significantly.

Assistant Robot Wipe Bros developed.

This team will help Mr.HEAD with things he finds difficult such as undercoating.

 Art Works

Mr. HEAD uses the same materials as humans do to make his works. In his case, sturdy cotton canvas and acrylic paint. Each canvas is carefully applied to a wooden frame by a professional tradesman. Each piece is an original of which there is only one in the world. Let Mr.HEAD’s pure robot art bring your room to life by hanging an original piece on your wall.

Every Piece is One-of-a-kind

The creation of each painting will be filmed and posted to YouTube with the disclaimer that each piece is the only of its kind in the world.

Stretch Goals
4,000,000 yen — Mr. HEAD Documentary Short Film Release

When Mr. HEAD eclipses the 4 million yen donation mark, we’ll release a special documentary short film detailing Mr. HEAD’s creative process and his development. If you’re okay with it, we’d love to feature photos of your Mr. HEAD art in this short film. Also, all backers’ names will appear in the credits of the film.

5,000,000 yen — Mr. HEAD “Typewriter Function”

When Mr. HEAD passes the 5 million yen donation mark, he will automatically upgrade with a new feature, the “Typewriter Function,” which allows him to paint and spell in English letters. Backers who choose ”Painting 1000 x 1000 (mm),” “Painting + Ability to choose 1000x1000,” or “Painting + Ability to choose 2000x1000” will be given the chance to select this new special function for their piece of Mr. HEAD’s artwork.

7,000,000 yen — Mr. HEAD Solo Exhibition

When Mr. HEAD cracks the 8 million yen donation mark, he will have his first-ever solo exhibition, here in Tokyo. All backers will receive an invite to the exhibition reception party. If you can’t make it to Tokyo, don’t worry—there will be a live stream available!

8,000,000 yen — Mr. HEAD Original Collection

When Mr. HEAD crushes the 8 million yen donation mark, we’ll release an original collection from his solo exhibition in Tokyo. Any backers pledging 5,800 yen or more will be sent a copy, and ALL backers will receive their name in the credits of the collection.

Rewards — Timeline For Delivery

Mr. HEAD original t-shirt: June 2018

*Design may be subject to change. 

Mr. HEAD Original print: July 2018

*Design may be subject to change.

2000 x 1000mm Mr. HEAD original painting + choose your own painting style): August 2018

Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Choose one painting style from three options. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 2000 x 1000mm.

1000 x 1000mm Mr. HEAD original painting + choose your own painting style): September 2018  


Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Choose one painting style from three options. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 1000 x 1000mm.

1000 x 1000mm Mr. HEAD original painting: October 2018

Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 1000 x 1000mm.

530 x 530mm Mr. HEAD original painting + choose your own painting style: November 2018

Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Choose one painting style from three options. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 530 x 530mm.

530 x 530mm Mr. HEAD original painting: December 2018

Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 530 x 530mm.

333 x 333mm Mr. HEAD original painting: December 2018

Mr. HEAD original one-of-one painting. Acrylic paint on cotton canvas, mounted on wooden panel. 333 x 333mm.

It takes Mr.HEAD an entire day to paint one painting. Should we be lucky enough to receive many orders at once, production time may slow the delivery process. 

Producer : Masato Yamaguchi


I'm Masato. As producer of this crowd funding campaign, I am responsible for responding to everyone's questions as well as handling shipping. Mr. HEAD is working on creating a futuristic, beautiful image. We want to create a work everyone will be proud to display and hope for your full support in this endeavor.


Masato Yamaguchi : Art director and painter. Graduated from Hosei University's Economics Department in 2003. Founded Art and Design studio IDEASKETCH in 2008. Main works include: MADE IN TOKYO: A modern art sampling/mashup project evoking a Tokyo-centric sense of values. Mashikaku: A apparel brand founded to create works reflecting Edo sense of era values in the modern world. Tails of HEAD: A work produced by Mr. HEAD by means of hacking a cleaning robot into an artist. He has participated in many art fairs — including Scope Miami Beach and Affordable Art Fair NYC — as well as holding solo exhibitions Plastic Painting (Tokyo, 2014) and MADE IN TOKYO (New York, 2016). 

Press Kit : 

You can use Mr.HEAD's images and video for making articles and videos. Please download from below link.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JqIsAQHjAt41_ZDyTdIQPrihp3YMMxtz

Contact :

yamaguchi.m [at] gmail.com

Risks and challenges

The canvas issue.

Mr.HEAD’s canvas is lays on the floor as he paints. Once the piece is finished, it is very difficult and time-consuming to put the painted canvas onto a frame, and the painting may become damaged in the process. To address this problem, we will frame the canvas prior to painting. We’re creating an apparatus that will level the floor with the framed canvas so Mr.HEAD can get create his art without worrying about future damage. Also, instead of an ordinary wooden frame, we will attach the canvas to a wooden panel. This will protect the beauty of the piece while increasing efficiency in production.

The paint clogging issue.

Due to the coarse grains found in white paint, Mr.HEAD often clogs and malfunctions. This greatly slows down the production process and hence delivery slows as well. We will increase the size of Mr.HEAD’s paint tubes to limit clogging and allowing for uninterrupted painting.

The dryness issue.

After one pass at a painting, Mr.HEAD must wait for the paint to dry before going in for another layer. During the winter months, the paint takes additional time to dry, thus slowing the production process. To avoid this issue, production will be limited to the period from spring to fall.

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