This dollar store art by Benoit Paillé and Daniel Delisle transforms classic toys into immaculate objects. The artist duo's series is appropriately titled ''Dollar$tore' and features a myriad of painted animal figurines that act as its main subjects.
Whether photographed with neon lights or lensed against a vivid backdrop, these dollar store art pieces are the opposite of expected. Benoit Paillé and Daniel Delisle's latest series is inspired by China, the nation where these inexpensive toys are manufactured.
While the series is whimsical and playful at first glance, a closer look at each of its pieces reveals a powerful message and is a commentary on the nation's human rights laws and mistreatment of its citizens by the Communist party.