calligraphy

Qiu Zhijie – Luckily these are not real tattoos

Who is Qiu Zhijie? Qiu Zhijie is well known for his capacity to add provoking new meanings to traditional Chinese calligraphy. In many of his works, Qiu incorporates calligraphy into modern media to fuse important elements from his culture into his art. His Tattoo series released in 1994 explores the state of one’s independence and …

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Zhang Huan’s Family Tree – His whole face painted black

As an alumnus of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Zhang Huan is one of China’s most influential artists. His work revolves around exploring both national and personal identity through performances. Initially, his work was entirely expressed in the form of performance. Later, he incorporated photography to counter the ephemeral nature of …

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