The tug of war between work and play that informs every young person's life is the overarching theme highlighted by the new "PLAYWORK" exhibition by artist Michael Lau and Carhartt WIP. The 33 pieces on display celebrates both street culture and artistic imagination, with a focus on Lau's Maxx character from his acclaimed Gardener series, which originally came to life back in 1999. Accompanying the exhibition are dual 12" Maxx figures, one representing a 16-year-old skateboarder, the other a 33-year-old painter. The former is limited to 50 pieces, the latter to 150, and both are outfitted in Carhartt WIP apparel. The figures, as well as coordinating tees, will be available at the Carhartt WIP x Gardener pop-up, located at I.T HYSAN ONE at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong alongside the PLAYWORK exhibition. The show is open starting today and runs through April 12th. Check out a preview images in the gallery below.
An artistic expression of the tug of war between work and play