Emerging artists: 4 top posts from 2010 to 2011


ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS LISTS

With the growth of the Asian art market, great new artists are popping up all over the place. This week, as part of our ‘Lists’ series, Art Radar burrows deep into our archives to unearth four of the best posts on emerging artists published within the last year.

Thai artist combines Japanese cartoons with traditional Thai motifs – Bangkok Post

June 2011

A look at the work of emerging Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, showing how he combines traditional Thai motifs with Japanese manga to produce installation spaces with silkscreen and digital media. The post offers an insight into the conceptual basis of his abstract prints and his experience studying at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and links directly to a Bangkok Post interview with the artist.

Click here to read the full post on Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai.

Korakrit Arunanondchai, 'Moon god', 2008, acrylic on paper cut outs, UV light, 10 x 8 ft. Image from gamescene.org.

“Angels in Combat”, contemporary Islamic art by Afruz Amighi

October 2010

Iranian artist Afruz Amighi creates contemporary work inspired by Islamic motifs and design, yet her intent is “to disrupt the notion … that the aesthetics of Islamic and Middle Eastern art exist somehow on the pristine plane of decoration.”

This post introduces the reader to the ideas behind the artist’s work and the materials she uses. It also offers some thought provoking ideas about Islamic art and a great selection of images of Amighi’s delicate designs from her exhibition at the Esabelle van den Eynde Gallery in Dubai.

Click here to read the full post about the works of Iranian artist Afruz Amighi.

Afruz Amighi, 'Angels in Combat I and II', 2010, pe-cap and plexi glass, 99" x 65". Image from afruzamighi.com.

Afruz Amighi, 'Angels in Combat I and II', 2010, pe-cap and plexi glass, 99" x 65". Image from afruzamighi.com.

Young Chinese artist Li Hui lights up Netherlands: an Art Radar interview

September 2010

Chinese artist Li Hui is the subject of an original Art Radar interview that focusses on a Netherlands showing of his stunning laser and LED light-based artworks. The artist discusses his interest in the inner world of the psyche, the challenges of working with advanced technology and how he made the transition to light-based art despite his training in stainless steel and wood sculpture.

Click here to read the full post on Chinese artist Li Hui and his work in the Netherlands.

Li Hui says about his work 'Everything Starts From Here': "This is a discovery in an experiment. The light beams strike through the transparent dining goblets to project a very impressive light image on the wall. Most of my works are large but this one is not because it is an experimental work." 'Everything Starts From Here' (20 x 30 x 20cm) utilises laser lights, a metal box with a crank, glass and projectors. Image courtesy of Ministry of Art.

Li Hui says about his work 'Everything Starts From Here': "This is a discovery in an experiment. The light beams strike through the transparent dining goblets to project a very impressive light image on the wall. Most of my works are large but this one is not because it is an experimental work." 'Everything Starts From Here' (20 x 30 x 20cm) utilises laser lights, a metal box with a crank, glass and projectors. Image courtesy Ministry of Art.

Taiwanese collage artist Liu Shih-tung on 18th Street residency – profile

September 2010

This Art Radar profile of Taiwanese artist Liu Shih-tung, a big-name artist in Taiwan but little known outside the country, gives an overview of the artist’s previous performance art and his move into the folk tradition of collage. A question-and-answer section focusses on the residency Liu Shih-tung completed at the 18th Street Art Centre. Read on to find out what the artist has to say about his artistic experiences in Los Angeles.

Click here to read the full post on Taiwanese collage artist Liu Shih-tung.

New work created by Liu Shih-tung during his 2010 18th Street Art Center residency. Image courtesy of the artist.

New work created by Liu Shih-tung during his 2010 18th Street Art Center residency. Image courtesy the artist.

Want to have a browse through our archives yourself? Click here to take a look at what we have written on emerging artists.

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Related Topics: emerging artists, list posts, light as medium, Islamic art, Taiwanese artists

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