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This Is What Happens When Ancient China Meets Modern Day America

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This Is What Happens When Ancient China Meets Modern Day America

It's not often you see the likes of Superman, Captain America, Spiderman or Wonder Woman popping up alongside scenes depicting Chinese mythology. Welcome to the vibrant and imaginative world of Chinese artist Jacky Tsai.

Celebrated for his pop art aesthetic, his latest series titled 'The Harmonious Society' (a tribute to Former Chinese President Hu Jintao's socio-economic vision for his country, where stability and social cohesion were the focus above all else) has been hand-crafted across 11 unique tableaux.

It sees popular comic book characters inserted into famous Chinese tales and magical scenes to highlight the vast cultural differences between East and West.

To complete each work, Tsai used the 'lacquer carving' technique which dates back some 3,000 years. After meticulously engraving each scene, he then coats the wood in dozens of layers of natural lacquer to lock in the colour and bring out the vibrancy in his work.

You can see more of Tsai's impressive creations right here, whilst prices are available on request.

Via Jacky Tsai

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