CuratorCurated exhibitions by Thomas Kellner

Haibo Yu

Haibo Yu: Artist Studios, Dafen oil painting village in China

China produces everything, in large and of course, cheaper by the dozen. Haibo Yu allows us an insight into the artist studios around Beijing. In this area, there are whole villages, which not only produce the traditional pictures (for example, the ones that are used as presents at Chinese New Year) but also copies for western trade. What used to be the poster business is today good copies of known masters. Haibo Yu shows us the powerful density of the artist studios and, above all, how these people live. The images pull together in front of our eyes and it is exactly this density that demonstrates how complicated living and working in China can be.
 

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