The famous Hong Kong fashion retailer JOYCE invited the popular LA artist Mike Stilkey down to Hong Kong to show his solo exhibition in their window display. The people and animals created by Mike on the back of the books are a whimsical cast of characters. Entering his exhibition is like entering an inhabiting ambiguous space and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. On display as well is a shark in a tank, maybe and ode to the work of Damien Hirst? In this case the piece is not about primeval fear, but feels kind, amiable and dreamy.
Words and pictures by Chan Oi Ying