Monday, July 4, 2022

Fine art

Detailed Graphite Hair Drawings by Hong Chun Zhang

Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang creates graphite drawings that replace everyday materials with ribbons, sheets, or swirls of shiny black hair. The works, titled Hairy Objects, are intended to be humorous while also a bit unsettling, allowing...

No crumbs on Martinez’s ‘Open Feast’ table

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez is holding his first solo exhibition “Open Feast” in the Chinese mainland at Yuz Museum. Running through January 12, it comprehensively showcases Martinez’s art practice by a new series of...

The scene is set: painting in Old Shanghai

An old-fashioned street light in Zhangyuan, where the city’s first electric light bulbs flickered on in 1886, was lit anew to mark the opening of an immersive painting exhibition. The so-called “dynamic” exhibition was part...

DPRK exhibition at Shanghai Art & Design Academy

An ongoing exhibition at the Shanghai Art & Design Academy offers a rare glimpse of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's art to the public. The exhibition, organized by Jin Zhao Art Museum, features nearly...

Li Guijun’s brush with beauty

Artist Li Guijun seems addicted to the light and shade that bathes young and beautiful girls. “At the Moment,” Li’s solo exhibition, is at the Long Art Museum through December 1. Born in 1964 in Beijing, Li...

Looking at the world from a ‘Blind Spot’

There is something interestingly profound in the “Blind Spot” exhibition. It features not only experienced senior artists but also a group of young Chinese painters with an art training background in Germany. The exhibition is...

‘Lady Guoguo’s Spring Outing’

Zhang Xuan was a renowned court painter in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). Born in Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, he was famous for his figure paintings, which mainly portrayed the elite of society. Figure painting...

‘Time’ flies for artist, a pilot of her own destiny

A fearless experimenter, Ye Hongxing is a polymath who picks up any media of her choosing and creates a piece of art that inspires awe, be it an intricate oil painting, a series of...

A profundity of history, culture and a touch of Zen

There is an ambience, similar to a Zen touch, that wafts through Lu Zhiping’s prints. Those ordinary objects become contemplative and brooding after deconstruction, rearrangement and even overturn. Currently, Lu’s solo exhibition is being showcased at...

Painter captures unconventional artists’ rustic life in portrait scroll

In the late Wei Dynasty (AD 220-266), which was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280), there were seven famous Chinese scholars,...

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