Shanghai-born Kebeyo Chen creates whimsical, inquisitive paintings featuring abstract characters that seem to flow out of inanimate objects. Chen has collaborated with Soap Studio on two limited-edition sculptures from her Relationships body of work. Clad in blue and white hues, the new shelf-sized Illusion (15.75″) and Passive Perception (19.69″) releases are based on two of her large-format sculptures.
The seemingly elegant Illusion features a winking woman with an elaborate headdress that has a vaguely pottery-like vibe. In contrast, Passive Perception features as topsy turvy, gravity-defying exploration of the ways people become acquainted with one another on a deeply connected level.
Editions of 399 each, Illusion and Passive Perception will be available shortly from Soap Studio. Look for an update once release details have been announced.