The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, which is March 5 this year. In celebration of this, a myriad of beautiful lanterns were on display at Tang Paradise, a Tang dynasty-style royal garden in Xi’an, China.
Malaysian artist and architect Hong Yi plays with her make up in a different way altogether. Currently based in China, she uses her cosmetics vis-a-vis powder, mascara, eye shadow, lipstick and nail polish to produce pretty images in Chinese brushstroke style. In her fascinating art series called Makeup meets Chinese Art, she took inspiration from […]
We are loving this Star Wars-themed poster of the Imperial Walkers — Chinese painting style — by FLABSLAB, which claims to be ‘into all things beautiful and just want to be deadly good in anything we do’.
I’m lucky enough to live and work between Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, among the hippest and most desirable parts of Sydney. But I have to say, I’ve had just about enough of this ‘hipster’ craze, where everything either has holes in it, has been deconstructed, is worn super-loose or ultra-tight (I can never get it […]
We’re not sure if this is the greatest thing to ever happen to MANkind, or the very worst. A new machine is hitting Chinese hospitals, which according to the urology director of Nanjing Hospital is designed ‘to help individuals that are finding it difficult to retrieve sperm the old fashioned way’.
One Chinese ‘lingerie lady’ has been titillating numerous eyeballs at her lingerie stall within a marketplace in Fengrun District of Tangshan City, Hebei Province of China. Not one to let her good looks and sexy bod go to waste, our lass has been wearing nothing but the very skimpy products she is selling while striking supermodel poses for all and sundry.
Chinese visual artist Ai Weiwei is channeling his pent up rage with music. Much like American gangster rap artists, the 55-year-old decided to write his angsty first album after being unfairly imprisoned for 81 days back in 2011. The music video for Dumbass recreates the very cell he was trapped in for so many days. Wievei describes the […]
We’ll admit that we have a juvenile sense of humour. But, come on, how can you look at this handy list with phonetic translations of English phrases to, er, what looks Chinese — and not find it funny? We can vouch that the translations work just fine.
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.
Traditional Chinese brushpaintings are usually predictable in the sense that the strokes of watercolour usually etch out a poetic scene from nature of some sort, like twigs, or birds. Which is why this particular Chinese brush painting with aliens of the Ridley Scott variety has deservedly made the rounds on our social media feeds all […]
Chinese photographer Huang Qingjun travels to remote parts of China, where he somehow gets its dwellers — many of whom are impoverished — to excavate all their material belongings out of their residences before posing for portraits with the objects. To date, he has traveled to 14 of China’s 33 provinces to shoot the project. Powerful stuff.
Qingsong Wang is a Chinese contemporary artist who works with photography and video on an EPIC scale. His enormous depictions speak to the socio-economic climate of his rapidly metamorphosing home country. Ive been following him over the years and always end up rediscovering how absolutely amazing his works are.
This beautiful series of paintings by Chinese artist Lu Xinjian re-imagines cities as abstract artworks inspired by Google Earth’s aerial views. The colors of the each painting represents their respective national flags. Very trippy, yet so very beautiful.
The Haw Par Villa gardens rate highly on my list as one of the most banal and kitschiest places I have been to in my life. One of the highlights of this Chinese-mythology theme park is its gory ten courts of hell. Flickr user, HUANG, however, somehow manages to transform the place from campy to cool with his awesome infrared shots.