Archive: calligraphy
Luckily these are not real tattoos – Qiu Zhijie (邱志杰)

Luckily these are not real tattoos – Qiu Zhijie (邱志杰)

Qiu Zhijie - Tattoo 2, 1994

Qiu Zhijie - Tattoo 2, 1994
Qiu Zhijie – Tattoo 2, 1994

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 as a way of fusing important elements from his culture into his art. His Tattoo series that was released in 1994 explores the state of one’s independence and invisibility.

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Whole face painted black in Zhang Huan’s Family Tree

Whole face painted black in Zhang Huan’s Family Tree

Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2001
Zhang HuanFamily Tree, 2000

Family Tree is a performance piece by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. Three calligraphers wrote a combination of names known to Zhang Huan, personal stories, learned tales and random thoughts on Huan’s face.

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