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Sydney artist explores the human form by creating these Chinese porcelain sculptures

What do you get when you mix traditional Western portraiture with Eastern decorative design? Something that’s both haunting and beautiful. Chinese artist Ah Xian explores the human form by creating busts of his family members – including his wife, father, and brother – then paints them over with iconic Chinese blue and white porcelain designs.

Having lived for the past 20 years in Sydney, the artist also contemplates the huge contrast between East and West by merging two different art forms that have come from two distinct worlds. The technique of creating busts date all the way back to Roman times, while the porcelain decorative tradition are uniquely China. And indeed, seeing two very divergent art forms rolled into one takes us on an unfamiliar but satisfying visual experience.

Via This Is Colossal

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