Tag: China


Liu Baojun

WOMEN SMOKING Born in China’s north-east Liaoning province, Liu Baojun has become a rising star in mainland China’s contemporary art scene. Liu Baojun’s work typically features portraits of Chinese women. But if you are imagining “petite” women striking delicate, ladylike poses then you would be very mistaken. The women in these images anything but “petite” […]

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Liu Xue

HYBRID BEINGS Chinese sculptor Liu Xue combines a human with an animal, creating a hybrid being. Each being has a human head with animal appendage (or appendages). A man is merged with a pig, a woman with a chicken, a man with a dog, and more.The result is something we haven’t seen before, one that […]

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Lu Cong

AN UNSETTLING FACE TO FACE Lu Cong was born in Shanghai, China. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. Between 2003 and 2007, Lu Cong was recognized by a number of art publications as a notable emerging artist. Since then, he has developed a distinctive look that many has regarded as […]

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Ma Jing Hu

COMTEMPORARY DETAILS IN CLASSICAL STYLE Ma Jing Hu, a Chinese artist based in Nanjing, creates realistic paintings of classical beauty and Chinese political upheaval in contemporary times. His works are not quite hyperrealistic; instead, they recall a realism existent in the flat, brushstroke-free styles of the Neo-Classical and Baroque periods. In addition to his technical […]

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Ling Jian

HYPERREAL WOMEN Drawing from preconceived notions of female beauty and Chinese identity, Ling Jian’s portraits of women are both hyperreal and exaggerated. Ling moved from China to Europe in the late 1980s, a geographical transition which led to the artist’s experimentation with the body and performance art. Ling circles his practice around mass consumerism and […]

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