Here is a look inside the studio of Liao Yibai in Chongqing, China as he prepares for an installation at Mike Weiss Gallery. Entitled “Real Fake”, the exhibition opens on September 10th and is certain to impress.

Yibai’s hand-welded stainless steel watches, rings, high heel shoes, and purses are impressive in scale and intricate in detail. Distinctive among many noteworthy works by Chinese contemporary artists, the sculptures of Liao Yibai uniquely explore the proliferation of the fake as indicative of a larger cultural epidemic of globalism and uniformity.