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The first outdoor sculpture by Korean artist Eddie Kang in Hong Kong. Big City Life is a culmination of Kang’s Big City Life series. It shows five of Kang’s original recurring characters. They are, from top to bottom, Storyteller the clown, Cabbit, Bubble Bearcup, Rag doll, and Goblin the robot. The weeping clown is a sad optimist; Cabbit, a hybrid of a cunning cat and a naïve rabbit, is an icon of joy; Bubble Bearcup symbolizes pure happiness, for bubble gum was the artist’s favourite sweet; Rag doll, in memory of his security pillow, symbolizes anger and anxiety, while Goblin speaks to elements inherently negative, such as obstacles, pressures, and abusive behaviours. The sculpture communicates a spectrum of emotions, inviting its viewers into the ups and downs of life in a city.
Kang is born and raised in Seoul. He studied in the US Rhode Island School of Design with a focus on film, animation and video. His work often presents a combination of paintings, sculpture, video and toys. Kang has presented exhibitions internationally in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, New York. Kang is a fellow of Asia Society’s Asia 21 Korea Chapter (K21), a network that aims to recognize young talents and promote leadership across the Asia-Pacific.