10 Dieselpunk Robot Art

Retro-Machines Series

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Yute and Tocuyo’s Imachinarium

Dieselpunk Mammoth whale – Digital print on archival paper,594mm X 841mm, edition of 10

The retro flying mammoth whale is a huge dieselpunk robot machine designed and built by Yute (front sit) and Tocuyo (directing its tail for direction) to fly long extensions of the Imachinarium’s territory. Yute and Tocuyo’s work was initially powered by diesel energy, but because of its limited production and the need of a longer life extension, this machine migrated to an atomic source: the emoji-bombs. 

“The Retro-Orion dieselpunk Mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

This massive robot is inspired in a Custer, from the Orion transportation line in Peru’s chaotic public transportation systems. The Retro Orion is commanded by the terrible and lunatic Atomic Rabbit, the agent of mischief and chaos in  Yute and Tocuyo’s Imachinarium.

The Atomic Rabbit is crazy as Batman’s Joker, but although he seems irrational, there is a method to his madness, and he has an ulterior plan. Do not take him lightly. The Retro Orion, its influenced by the Optimus Prime character from the Transformers TV show, and current (awful) movies.

“The dieselpunk Retro byke Mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

The Retro-Byke, it’s a fast defensive robot, created in Yute and Tocuyos workshop to face the menace of an atomic catastrophe. He will have to fight and one point the super strong mechamorph, the Retro-Orion. This dieselpunk robot wont be able to hold the blows of the gargantuan monster, but provides them with enough strength and power to escape their workshop unharmed.

“Tocuyo Dieselpunk robot”

Digital print on archival paper,297mm X 420mm, edition of 40

Tocuyo, he is the doer, the mechanic, the test driver and also the artist. He does not speak but only for two words: “The light” That’s all he says. He talks more through his actions, his constructions, and his continuous paintings of emojis.

The emojis are his trademark and signature. Every machine in which he has intervened and built, has an emoji on it.

 

“Dieselpunk Flying Retro Whale”

Digital print on archival paper, 297mm X 420mm, edition of 40

“The Retro-truck Dieselpunk mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

The “volquete” its a classical truck that you’ll find all around the country. It circulates on top of whichever street it needs to go to carry its load. Yute and Tocuyo have built this powerful mechamorph from the scraps of thousands of pieces of “volquetes” al around the Imachinarium to help them move the trash out of their workshop.

“The dieselpunk Retro Plane mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

The Retro Plane was the first of the diesel punk mechamorph machines, inspired in the classical Japanese manga and anime, Macross, named in my country as Robotech. You can see references to the VF-1 Valkyries which was, and probably is my favorite mecha together with Robocop’s ED-209, designed by Craig Haynes back in 1987.

There is an 80s look to the machine, where robots looked more like tanks, than the slick design of an evolved iPhone.

dieselpunk robot art

 “Yute Dieselpunk robot”

Digital print on archival paper,297mm X 420mm, edition of 40

Yute, he is the thinker, the architect, the designer. He imagines fantastic machines that are built from trash and waste, and needs the powerful hands and courage of his dearest friend Tocuyo, to build them and test them.

His hidden and deepest wish is that he could become courageous enough to test drive one of his inventions. But to achieve that, Yute needs to engage in profound personal voyage.

 

“dieselpunk retro-lighthouse”

Digital print on archival paper,297mm X 420mm, edition of 40

 

Digital print on archival paper,297mm X 420mm, edition of 40

 

“Yute in his Dieselpunk flying exo-suit”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

“Dieselpunk flying whale stadium”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

“Dieselpunk Retro lion Mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

“Dieselpunk Retro Bull Mechamorph”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

“Dieselpunk retro infinitum machine”

Digital print on archival paper,420mm X 594mm, edition of 20

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