Park Seo Jun
KAWS’ work Together features two Companion figures hugging each other. Together has been exhibited as a series of large-scale sculptures at Art Basel in 2016. Measuring six meters high, this colossal wooden sculpture brings a pleasurable reversal to viewers with its gargantuan scale in sync with its intimate appearance. This series has been loved by people throughout the world and proved its popularity when linking miniatures produced for individual collection sold out.
KAWS, also known by his real name Brian Donnelly is an American artist and designer. His works are mostly characterized by his own distinctive signature “xx” through an objectification of his own character or renowned characters. Some of his characters are his own creation whilst others are reworked versions of existing icons. He began as a graffiti artist but presently makes paintings on canvas, screen prints, and sculpture. He also collaborates with major brands in producing limited edition toys, clothing and other products, showing his active movements both in commercial and non-commercial fields. His sculpture ranges in size from small pieces to large ones measuring ten meters tall, and are made from diverse materials including aluminum, wood and bronze.
The American artist KAWS, best known for his art toy figure called 'Companion', with eyes in the shape of the letter "X," made this work of art under the title "Together." Although the Companion character first appeared in KAWS's early graffiti works and was initially mostly produced as a small figure, it has evolved through a variety of sizes and materials to even become a gigantic sculpture work that is presented in museums or outdoor exhibitions across the world. Another substantial wooden sculpture with a height of 6 meters is called "Together" and is also prominently displayed at Paradise City. The characters are hugging one other and seem to be comforting each other and us. Why not extend a warm hug to your precious families, friends, or significant other standing next to you?