Inspiration of the Day

Inspiration of the Day: Tobias Wong’s art

July 6, 2010

Tobias Wong

Tobias Wong was a 35-year-old rising artist based in NYC. Before his untimely death last month (which is a bit open-ended — the examiner ruled it was suicide by hanging, though he was reportedly a chronic sleepwalker which leads people like his partner of six years to believe that it was an “accident”), Wong was just coming off his most successful shows. Some of the common themes in his art were based on questioning consumerism and luxury, but his perspective (sometimes using such common things as a matchbook or mirrors) is what really gets me. Some of his work is below:

Killer Ring, 2004

NYC Story (a small book), 2004

Mirror Puzzle

Coke Spoon #2

This is a Lamp, 2001.



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