Fascinated with the notion of structure, Fake Studio is very much into the visual dialogue brought about by the juxtaposing and reconfiguring of the everyday environment, visual experience, social symbols and physical structures. Polar Power, the highlight piece of this year’s Christmas at K11, is the result of one such ‘restructuring’ effort. A symbol of Christmas and the frozen Arctic, the polar bear is an endangered species as its habitat is melting away due to global warming. Fake Studio creates a thought-provoking image by taking this scenario from nature and wrapping it with the Christmas festivity and joy to communicate an important message: that we all possess the power to change the world. This Christmas, amidst all the holiday revelry, Fake Studio has brought us a chance to ponder a little about the state of our planet and hope that it would bring awareness to all.
About Fake Studio
Fake Studio exists to explore the middle ground between art and design that it sees as full of potential. Art, design, city and its people form the core of Fake Studio’s interests. They believe that the world has evolved, therefore art needs a social, urban angle; it must interact and be communicated.
Founded in London in 2000 by artist Fang Er, and joined by Meng Jin in 2004, Fake Studio evolved from its early existence in the form of a blog, to an up-and-coming London design force and now an established studio based in Beijing. Along the way, Fake Studio has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 2010, the duo began a new journey in public art creating large-scale sculptures and installations for various national and international institutes and private groups.