On January 24th, 2020 House of Vans Chicago is excited to announce it will offer an immersive art experience curated by Chaz Bear the mastermind behind musical project Toyo Y Moi as part of VansCustomade . The launch party will engage guests with artwork from the collaboration alongside an analog liquid light show by Mad Alchemy and DJ sets by Toro Y Moi and friends, including Chaz Bear and A. Ferraro .
Chazwick “Chaz” Bear was born in Columbia, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Known professionally as Toro y Moi, the singer, songwriter and record producer has garnered widespread critical acclaim since 2010.
Although he has an active music career, Chaz has always maintained a consistent practice of painting and design. In 2016, Bear founded Company Studio. Based in Oakland, California, Company Studio applies a multidisciplinary approach to a wide variety of both self-initiated and commissioned art and design projects. The studio additionally serves as the in house visual department for Bear’s record imprint, Company Records.
Vans® , a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour® , and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans .