Making Faces In the Ruins with Robbbb in Beijing

Beijing is exploding with construction projects completed in head-spinning timelines and that can make you feel silly. Street Artist Robbbb shares exclusive pics of new works in the ruins that surround the rapid construction boom. He says he wants to draw a parallel between the attitude of the city right now and the excitement and exuberance of face-making youth.

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

“The rapid development of Beijing is making this ancient city appear and feel more and more young,” Robbbb says of the sort of cock-eyed optimism that comes with spurts of high-profile growth. “I pay attention to the city and at the same time also pay attention to young people,” he relates as he equates the childlike silliness that he sees in a more youthful city and how we like to act a fool. In all honesty, your grandma probably makes faces sometimes too, but we get the point.

“Through their exaggerated facial expressions,” Robbbb explains, “I’m expressing my thoughts on the city’s development and its reflection in life.”

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

ROBBBB. Beijin, China. ((photo © Robbbb)

 

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