Drawing inspirations from the production process of Xuan paper, artist Hang Chunhui represents key elements in this artistry through fine brushwork - blunt scissors in paper cutting, bamboo curtains and leather aprons worn by the papermaking craftsmen.
Liu Kun used traditional woodblock printing techniques to create a pattern of lucky clouds all over the jade coloured silk scarf. Woodblock printing was developed in East Asia and is an antique method used to print text, images or patterns on textiles (and later on paper). The earliest examples of this technique used on cloth date to before 220. It remained the most common East Asian method of printing books, texts and images until the 19th century.
Xu Hualing used traditional Nanjing Brocade technique to create the beautiful pattern you can see on the scarf.Produced with millions of woven wires, Nanjing Brocade is renowned for its complicated manufacturing process and exquisite hand-embroidery skills.
As a female artist, Huang Ying portrays more emotion in her works, looking to the colours and lights of traditional Beijing shadow shows for a playful influence. The head shapes of shadow shows are her favourite inspirations.
The skull images he uses embody the craftmens’ peak in producing the monochrome glaze porcelain during the Song Dynasty, over thousands of years ago. The porcelain is described as being “green as jade, clear as a mirror, thin as paper, with a sound like chimes”.
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