chinese activist and artist ai weiwei teamed up with hong kong-based toy designer eric so to create a series of sculptures titled ‘aibudao’ – meaning ‘unlovable’ in chinese. the rounded figures of the renowned artist refer to his nude studio portrait series, characterized by bright earthy colours and amplified caricature-like features. 

ai weiwei and eric sothe sculptures are titled ‘aibudao’ – meaning ‘unlovable’ in chineseimage courtesy jasmine fine art

 

 

all works presented at singapore museum of art and design’s (MAD) booth at art stage singapore 2013.

 

ai weiwei says in honor of eric so’s work on the pieces: ‘people will never waver from their faith in the concept of freedom & democracy. similarity, the evolutionary force of life will never diminish.’ 

ai weiwei and eric so collaborate to make toy sculpturesthe pieces were characterized by bright earthy colours and amplified, caricature-like featuresimage courtesy of jasmine fine art

ai weiwei + eric so collaborate to make toy sculpturesthe pieces were characterized by bright earthy colours and amplified, caricature-like featuresimage courtesy of jasmine fine art

ai weiwei + eric so collaborate to make toy sculpturesthe pieces were characterized by bright earthy colours and amplified, caricature-like featuresimage courtesy of jasmine fine art

ai weiwei and eric so collaborate to make toy sculpturesthe pieces were characterized by bright earthy colours and amplified, caricature-like featuresimage courtesy of jasmine fine art