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
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.
“Angels in Combat”, contemporary Islamic art by Afruz Amighi
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.
Young Chinese artist Li Hui lights up Netherlands: an Art Radar interview
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.
Taiwanese collage artist Liu Shih-tung on 18th Street residency – profile
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.
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- Islamic tradition reworked by 10 Jameel Prize finalists – artwork and artists – April 2011 – Art Radar looks at these ten emerging Islamic artists
- Invisible paintings by Filipino artist Edd Aragon light up in Yuchengco Museum – profile – April 2011 – Edd Aragon’s intriguing works are visible only under ultra-violet rays
- Artist Manit Sriwanichpoom’s pink prophecies for Thailand – Art Radar interview – November 2010 – Art Radar interviews the internationally acclaimed Thai artist
- “Post adolescent” art on display in two Taiwanese museums – picture feast – August 2010 – 72 works by younger generation Taiwanese artists on display
- Writer Steven Pettifor talks about the old and the new in Thai contemporary art – Art Radar interview – August 2010 – art writer Steven Pettifor on the vibrant Thai art scene
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