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At first glance, simplicity may seem to define her work, but simplicity is merely a thin veil over an intricate and thoughful process resulting in an alluring and seductive body of work. Ran Hwang uses buttons, or threads, with pins to produce provocative images of vessels, of birds and of the Buddha both as installations and as objects on their own.

Two Love Trees, Triptych (buttons, pins, panels, 2009)

Hwang constructs the complex textuality of her works with simple, everyday objects, such as buttons, pins and threads, and, by recontextualizing them, they are transformed and seen anew.

Ran Hwang was born in Korea 1960. Lives and works in New York, USA.

by flyingbeagle

The art of Liu Zhuquan focuses on visual analysis of consumer society, which is the compsuntion topic of nowadays mankind.

He collects various peculiar bottles which have been consumed, and then paints the inside of the bottles using the chosen topics. This becomes the higlight of inner bottle painting.

This is an art form which evolves from traditional Chinese folk snuff bottle inner painting.

What differs from the traditional art is that Liu Zhuquan‘s art focuses on integrating each independent inner bottle painting into a unified art concept which similar to a drug store or a storage room instead of the painting skills of snuff bottle inner painting.

About World of Thousands (2010):

‘World of Thousands as an art piece, I like it because I spent years of time in the creation process. With time went by, the essence that emitted naturally from this work makes me thrilled. It is just like a sapling being planted in earth, and then without knowing, it grows into tall tree. In the end, it bears so much meaning for people to understand. All these are not important anymore, because its own beauty and awe have become independent from the meaning, even from me the creator.’

-Liu Zhuoquan

Liu Zhuoquan born in Wuhan, Hubei province, China 1964. Currently lives and works in beijing, China.

by flyingbeagle

I have a secret love for food photography. It’s the reason I invested in a macro lens from the moment I bought my DSLR.

I love to see the texture and colour of food. And those who shoot it will know that food shots are almost always choreographed.

The turmeric has to be sprinkled on evenly. The extra virgin olive oil in the darkest creamiest yellow one can find. And just the right sprinkle of parsley. Of course the crouton must also be tilted at a perfect angle to catch the light.

It’s fun! Have a great new year, everyone.

– StoryofBing