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Chinese, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1968, in Sichuan Province.

Painter, illustrator. Portraits.

Feng Zhengjie graduated as a master of fine arts from the oil painting department of the Sichuan Academy of Arts in 1995 and began teaching in the fine arts department of the Beijing Normal Institute. Feng’s work borders on kitsch-like caricature. He uses the garish colours of Pop Art and popular culture, as well as traditional Chinese iconography. Feng is a central figure of the Gaudy art movement, which emerged in the mid-1990s and was influenced by Pop Art, employing bright, garish colours and referencing advertising imagery. Feng’s large-scale portraits resemble Andy Warhol’s prints of celebrities....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Shanghai.

Painter. Landscapes.

Tang Muli started drawing on his own, learning from books and drawing portraits of his co-workers. He gained admittance to the central academy of arts in Beijing and on graduating won a scholarship to study abroad. He chose to go to the Royal College of Art, London, from which he obtained his Master of Arts in ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Chang-Hua, Taiwan.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Tsai Chih-Chung is one of the best-known comic strip illustrators today both in China itself and among the Chinese diaspora. His adaptations of the classical texts of the Chinese philosophers into comic strips have been translated into many languages, have been phenomenally successful and are used for study at Princeton University. Among his works are ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Iceland; Hamburg, Germany; and Shanghai.

Born 1960, in Zhoushan, China.

Installation artist, performance artist, book artist, painter.

In 1986, Wu graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou and conceived his installation and performance series Red Humour...