'Mustard Seed Garden' - Remix of Chinese traditional painting manual, Silkscreen on hologram paper
Jieziyuan Huazhuan (Chinese: 芥子園畫傳 "Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden"), sometimes known as Jieziyuan Huapu (芥子園畫譜), is a manual of Chinese painting compiled during the early-Qing Dynasty. Many renowned later Chinese painters, like Qi Baishi, began their drawing lessons with the manual.
Nini re-drew two pages from this traditional painting tutorial book, then made a remix of the mountain, birds, ripple with human face, sunglasses and invisible hands.
The printing is also experimental: one-layer reversed-out black on special laser paper, exposing the hologram surface underneath which reflects ever-changing rainbow light when looking from different angels or in different environment.
It's a pair of conflict & harmony: traditional & modern, mild drawing & metallic paper, old & new, real and surreal, though all in a nice balance.
Artist: Nini Sum (IdleBeats)
Number of Colors: 1
Edition Size: 35 sets
Screen Print Size: 30x30cm (each)
Paper: 250g Hologram Laser Paper
Signed and Numbered by the artist
*Only sell in pairs.
*All hand printed by artist herself at IdleBeats Shanghai.
*Unique elements introduced through the hand-printing process make no two prints exactly the same.
*All IdleBeats posters will be shipped with paper tube in 3 days after transaction via China Post registered mail service, arriving worldwide within 10-30 days. The package is track-able online, a tracking number will be sent to you via mail.
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