Colin Christian: Inner Space @ Opera Gallery

British artist Colin Christian, currently has a collection of his original anime/fetish-sex-doll style sculptures on show at the Opera Gallery on Bond Street. He finds inspiration in old sci-fi moves, pin-up girls, supermodels, ambient electronic music and H.P. Lovecraft. In his work, Christian aims to take the exaggerations and perfections of cartoons and make them into a realistic 3D form.

Christian originally started out through his interest in movie special fx, producing fiberglass figures and displays. In 1998 he produced his first production figure, a towering 7 feet tall and anatomically correct anime girl named "Suki".

Later Christian took up commercial sculpture producing pieces for stores, museums and various businesses. He made a robot for the American Heart Association which was interviewed by Katie Couric on the Today show and he constructed the worlds largest mousetrap for pest control company Truly Nolen, which is now featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.