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.
Benoit Paillé and Daniel Delisle's Toy Art is Vibrant and Whimsical
1. Dollar Store Art - Artists have an opportunity to transform inexpensive everyday objects into immaculate works of art that challenge traditional notions of beauty and value.
2. Toy Art - The use of classic toys in contemporary art opens up a world of creative possibilities and nostalgic appeal, offering a new perspective on childhood nostalgia.
3. Whimsical Photography - The use of neon lights and vivid backdrops can turn everyday subjects into visually stunning and unexpected works of art that capture the imagination.
1. Art - Visual artists can create new market niches with innovative and unconventional art techniques, such as using dollar store toys as materials.
2. Toy Manufacturing - Toy manufacturers have an opportunity to offer a new line of designer toys to appeal to a wider audience of adult collectors.
3. Photography - Photographers can explore new techniques and technologies to create visually stunning works of art that capture the imagination, such as using neon lights and vivid backdrops in their compositions.