Tobias Wong

designer

Tobias Wong was interested in contrast; something/nothing, function/form, art as monumental/incidental. He was uncomfortable with his place in the art and design world and said of his work "I don't want to make 'art' or 'design' necessarily...it's just stuff...extra stuff in the world...art galleries and design showrooms are places where I have been able to do what I do...but that doesn't make what I do either." Producing work more often for high design showrooms than art galleries, Wong has received a glut of editorial praise in glossy design magazines that highlight the beauty of his objects, the cleverness of his actions, and ironically, Wong as an enfant terrible. Wong was the first to note that his work “continually questions the notion of authorship, the role of the artist and the value of art. (I am) uncomfortable with uniqueness and preciousness as well as ownership.” Much of Tobi's work can be seen fundamentally as conceptual art; art as idea, where what we view is the vehicle for an idea.

Tobias Wong

Tobias Wong Collection