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Look closely, these paintings are absolute trash

Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings of landscapes and nature, Yao Lu photographed a decidedly unnatural subject — moulds of trash and gravel swathed in green netting — and manipulated them digitally to look like mountainous landscapes, clouds lolling by and all. Quite splendid.

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