“1930“ 1+1=3 series, 90 x 75 x 10.5cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019.
Connecting characters from both the old and new era is a phenomenon of communication for designing contemporary ARTOYS. Such intimate connection of the heritage and present can be considered as an invisible mentorship of learning from the past to achieve the evolution of the future.
Within the classic modern characters from 1900 to 2000, Michael recognizes their own characteristics, motions, originality, colors, fonts, style, and even packaging. Adding some slight touches of humor by changing a portion of the surface, Michael pays homage to the classics without losing his distinctive creativity. This is also considered as an artistic philosophy of “PACKAGE-CHANGE”. “Warming (as in “warm reminder” from “Warning” on packaging) throughout the whole series all carries the same message“Good artists copy, Great artists steal!”
COLLECT THEM ALL! (SHANGHAI) exhibition by michael lau, 31 aug - 12 sept 2019 at Christie’s Shanghai Art Space, 1st Floor, Ampire Building, No.97 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai, China. Opening hours: 10:00am ~ 5:30pm
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