Mai 12, 2012

Hong Kong

KAWS has successfully blurred the line between fine art and mass-produced merchandise. He uses his products to allow his imagery to infiltrate a larger audience than that of the fine art world. The artist is currently an active member in both the commercial and fine art communities.

His acrylic paintings and sculptures have many repeating images, all meant to be universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures. One of KAWS‘ early series, Package Paintings, was made in 2000. This series, entitled ‚The Kimpsons‘, subverted the famous American cartoon, The Simpsons. KAWS explains that he „found it weird how infused a cartoon could become in people’s lives; the impact it could have, compared to regular politics.“ In addition, KAWS has reworked other familiar icons such as Mickey Mouse, the Michelin Man, the Smurfs, and SpongeBob SquarePants.


May 15th – June 30th, 2012
50 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong