Kasing Lung - New Now Hong Kong Friday, March 29, 2024 | Phillips
  • Kasing Lung is a Hong Kong-born artist known for his work in the field of illustration and art toys. He is often recognised as one of the leading figures in the contemporary art toys movement. Lung was educated in Belgium, which has influenced his artistic style, blending elements from both Eastern and Western cultures. He is particularly famous for his creation of Labubu, a character derived from Celtic folklore that supposedly brings both good and bad fortune and has become a signature motif in his work.


    Central to We Create Chaos 2, Labubu appears again with wide eyes and a toothy grin, wearing an Adidas branded t-shirt. There is a playful and chaotic energy to the piece, emphasised by the use of bold, black ink lines and scattered textual elements throughout. Words such as ‘MONSTERLAND,’ ‘STARS,’ ‘ULTRA,’ and ‘ENERGY’  pop out, along with the phrase ‘Gravitational Potential Energy.’ The overall effect is one of controlled chaos, with a street art or graffiti-like aesthetic. 

    In 2022, Kasing Lung returned to Japan for another solo exhibition called -+ at the KaiKai KiKi Gallery. This exhibition featured a three-meter high Labubu figure and 25 other pieces, indicating a substantial showcase of new works. His most recent solo exhibition Cloud was held at Hidari Zingaro in April 2023, Tokyo. His creations, especially Labubu, have become iconic and have been produced in a wide array of colours, sizes, and shapes, showing his versatility and appeal across various platforms and mediums.
    • Provenance

      Dahood, Shanghai
      Phillips, Hong Kong, 21 June 2022, lot 300
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


We Create Chaos 2

signed and dated 'KASING 2019' lower centre
marker pen on paper
40.8 x 28.8 cm. (16 1/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2019.

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HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$63,500

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Hong Kong Auction 29 March 2024