In Shijiazhuang, China passersby have been seeing a new kind of street art. 23 year-old art student Wang Yue has been taking her paint set to the streets, using tree hollows as her canvas to create surprising public art for all to enjoy. In some paintings, happy little critters and birds appear to peek out from inside the tree and smile at the people passing by, while others look like a secret passageway to another world. Shijiazhuang is known for it’s horrible air pollution and Wang Yue seeks to brighten things up through the fog. [Read more...]
It’s a huge structure, but it weighs only a small fraction of most things its size. That’s because the floating tube featured here is built out of 8,000 sheets of rice paper, 800 shafts of bamboo, and cotton. Chinese abstract artist Zhu Jinshi installed the 12-meter long hanging structure, called Boat, last month at Art13 London, a new international art fair where the highly experiential piece featured as the centerpiece for the show. [Read more...]
Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi (剪纸) as it is known in China was the first type of paper cutting design in the world. For thousands of years, intricate cut-outs and shapes have been created and then used as decoration in homes. They are usually put on windows, lamps, doors and mirrors and symbolize good luck or fortune. They are also used as a form of gifting, commonly given at special occasions such as the new year. [Read more...]
Hong Hao is considered one of China’s most famous contemporary artists today. Born in 1965, Hong Hao received his formal arts education from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, where he earned a degree in printmaking in 1989. A professional artist since 1978, Hao makes his home in Beijing, China. This month he will be exhibiting a selection of his extensive work at the Pace Gallery in Beijing from March 16-April 27. [Read more...]
In another new chapter of artificial intelligences comes the restaurant that is served by robots. In the town of Harbin, China, there are robots that welcome, cook, serve and sing for the guests while they dine on the cuisine. Meals such as noodles, french fries, dumplings and rice dishes are served at the establishment. [Read more...]
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Hua Tunan is a rising artist in China. Combining the traditional elements of Chinese art and culture with a modern twist, Hua brings about beautiful explosions on the canvas.
Based out of Foshan, Hua (also known as 画图男) does performance and street art in addition to his paintings. His work has gathered the attention of companies such as Volvo, who flew him out to Zurich to do graffiti art on one of their blank cars for a performance. As his art continues to stimulate viewers, we at Visual News will keep an eye on him and his work at Chinese creative agency NeochaEDGE. [Read more...]
Chinese artist SuperBen hopes to bring some laughter to world politics by making funny – even zany – illustrations of today’s world leaders. There is not much known about the Hangzhou illustrator except that he chooses leaders who have been the most controversial. [Read more...]
In the face of growing tensions between Japan and China/South Korea one man attempts to surmount the strained relations through song. Genki Sudo a MMA UFC fighter/ Buddhist/ Writer/ Actor/ Dancer/ Musician has utilized all of his talents to create a music video for the conflicting countries. “Permanent Revolution” features Sudo and his group World Order traveling to Asia to bring the message that “We are all one.” They travel in style with matching suits and choreographed dance moves perfectly synced with the catchy tune. Although most of the song is in Japanese, the message is pretty clear, with an ending that is up for interpretation. [Read more...]