Tetsuya Ishida – Recalled (1998)

His art captured what it meant coming of age in a highly industrial society, which was more concerned with its economic gains than with its own humanity. Tetsuya Ishida’s surreal paintings depict the dehumanization of the Japanese people, turned into machines, smothered and constricted by the high expectations imposed upon them by a rigid culture….

Spotlight: Johnson Tsang

What if you could make your dreams come true? Hong Kong based artist Johnson Tsang did just that with Lucid Dream, a series of porcelain sculptures inspired by his dreams and meditations. Whimsical and Surrealist, his art explores the subconscious and reminds us that our faces are nothing but masks that can be stretched and…

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…