Spotlight: Bui Thanh Tam

Bui Thanh Tam (born in 1979) is an up and coming Vietnamese artist who, through his paintings, is trying to capture the conflict between new and old, modernity and tradition, materialism and spirituality. He uses irony to ridicule the changing Vietnamese society that is eager to embrace Western values like the love for money and…

Yue Minjun – The Execution (1995)

Born in 1962 in Beijing, Yue Minjun is one of the most successful contemporary artists today, his style and technique being easily recognizable. His signature Pop-art style involves taking classic works of art from old masters like Francisco Goya, Eugéne Delacroix, Édouard Manet and replacing the figures with his cartoonish, laughing self-portraits. Amusing and unsettling…

Tadashi Nakayama – Horses in the Afternoon (1961)

Successfully managing to blend Western European influences with traditional Asian art, Tadashi Nakayama (1927 – 2014) was a Japanese artist known for his masterful use of the traditional technique of woodblock printing on hand-made hosho paper. This centuries-old Japanese technique is incredibly labor intensive and time consuming, requiring the use of one block for each…