Liao Yibai creates handwelded stainless steel sculptures that continuously question today’s skewed concept of value by depicting China’s ragstoriches story of material obsession. The oversized ostentatious sculptures of watches, rings, handbags, and high heel shoes confront the multitudes of popular brands and their overwhelming presence in today’s society. Yibai lives in Chongqing, China and New York with his wife and daughter.
X Apple, 2010
12 5/8 x 17 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (32.1 x 44.8 x 14.3 cm)
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