Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Chinese artist draws landscapes with pinholes

Who says you need a ton of tools to create impressive art? Beijing based artist Fu Xiaotong can make a masterpiece with nothing more than a tiny needle and some sheets of rice paper. Her works are large scale, and images of mountains, rocks and water are made by piercing holes into paper for thousands of times. Every tiny pinhole matters, each little mark works with the others to come together as a visual treat for the eyes.

Fu Xiaotong is a graduate of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, after which she completed her postgraduate studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. It was during her stay at the Academy that she developed a strong affinity for Xuan paper (or Shuen paper), a kind of paper originating in ancient China used for writing and painting. Until now, the handmade rice paper is still the preferred support for traditional brush and ink painters and calligraphers.

Her latest solo exhibit, Land of Serenity, is currently on view at the Chambers Fine Art in New York, and will run until March 26, 2016.

Check out this video from Sinovision English Channel to learn more about Fu Xiaotong's work.

[h/t: WideWalls]

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