Hong Kong’s miniature captures its grimy urban life

Nov 24, 2017, 6:23 AM EST
(Source: http://www.iknowjoshuasmith.com/)
(Source: http://www.iknowjoshuasmith.com/)

The swanky, glamorous streets of Hong Kong often veil the grime, rust and decay of public places from common eyes. Joshua Smith, through his miniature art, captures these overlooked aspects of Hong Kong’s urban life.

Joshua Smith’s replicas in 1:20 scale vividly mimic the real life on 23 Temple Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong, writes Design Boom. The abstract was crafted for display in VOLTA Art Fair which took place in March of 2017.

Wood, cardboard, plastic card and other materials find a rightful place in the miniature reflecting the careful observation that has gone into the designing of the piece.