Continuing his tongue-in-cheek depictions of the nouveau riches, Li Yibing’s latest series of works explore further into contemporaneous happenings around us as well as the mental conditions between players and their seemingly toys.
Li uses the exhibits to raise one common question: what toys? He, on the one hand, has players handling things that may or may not be toys, while on the other hand he has portraits of cuddly stuffed animals all bearing a strange dubious look as if they have questions for the viewers concerning their identity and existence.
Li lives and works in Song Zhuang, the artists’ enclave in the suburban Beijing.
The What Toys? Li Yibing exhibition is to open on Oct 8th, 2015 at Art Beatus Hong Kong. For further information or interview with the artist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dominic Chan 2522-1138 or Josephine Hau 2526-0818.