Creative project unveils the darker side of dollar store mass production

Creative project unveils the darker side of dollar store mass production

Have you ever wondered what the story behind the One Dollar stores is? Two artists, Daniel Delisle and Benoit Paillé, have got a bold answer for you with their Dollar Store Project. The artist duo approached the cheap toys of One Dollar stores in a quasi-sculptural, nearly kitsch aesthetic, melting those little animal figurines and covering them with bright hues and modern graphics.

The artists created a crucial discussion about the never-ending stupidity of consumerism and remind us one more time about the human exploitation problem in China which mass-produce those $1 items for One Dollar stores.

One of the artist’s explains: “I applied myself to magnify to the extreme the aesthetic potential of these $1 plastic trinkets, rendering them aggressively kitsch, in order to show the absurdity of their existence, with the hope – perhaps illusory – of generating a reflection, or even to transform consumers’ attitudes about them, and also to act in a practical way to transform the working conditions of the makers of these very vulgar objects.”

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