Artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, AKA FriendsWithYou, joined hands in 2002 and have since rocketed to fame. What started as hand-sewn toy sculptures have since grown into international exhibitions.
The two work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, live performances, and more recently, virtual reality and animation.
“FriendsWithYou’s mission is to cultivate moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interactions,” they explained on their website. And, indeed, it’s hard to stay indifferent to their playful artwork.
“The goal is to create communal experiences that make you feel something beyond the self and into the whole, basically the goal of all spiritual endeavors, and in doing so we use a very simple graphic language,” explained Sandoval in an interview with Fader.
Check them out below.