By Emma Taggart
Beijing-based artist Peng Wei merges traditional Chinese-style paintings with rice paper sculptures. Just like a sophisticated version of papier-mâché, Wei casts her rice paper paintings around objects such as shoes, boats, and mannequin parts, including the bust and legs. While her paintings are rendered in a traditional Eastern style—featuring Chinese landscapes, houses, and day-to-day rituals—the sculptures’ forms are that of Western fashion-related items. The juxtaposition between the two cultures is the artist’s way of expressing her concern for the impact of globalization on China’s cultural heritage.
In the case of her boot sculptures, Wei collaborated with renowned Italian …READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE & LEARN MORE HERE
Source:: My Modern Met