Here is a contemporary Chinese Artist to introduce when you are
showing images of Chinese scrolls and such. He digitally places
photographs into copies of scroll paintings.... His work might inspire
I found his work in the New York Times article (you will need to
subscribe to read it)
Mountains of the Mind in Chinese Art - By HOLLAND COTTER
Review of "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art"
Several works in this exhibit are contemporary - mixed with the
Some of Hong Hao's works are in the slide show. One is an antique
scroll with photographs added. Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in
Chinese Art" is on view through Aug. 26 at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art. I did not find an online exhibit to share.
Here is my web surf for Hong Hao today:
b.1965, Beijing, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China
".....Hong Hao is one of a generation of emerging artists who have
developed a critical photographic practice that reflects on the legacy
of cultural memory and the ironies of a national identity in a rapidly
"Using a combination of photography, print, and the scanning of
real-life objects, Hong creates varied art works. Often he arranges
familiar objects and scenes to challenge assumptions and preconceived
perceptions. In a recent series entitled 'My things', he created a
tableaux of accumulated objects, digitally re-edited and crowded into
the flat surface of the picture plane. These works focused on everyday
items to suggest how individuals define themselves through the
accretion of inanimate and mass-produced objects.
"Other series have involved the subtle manipulation of traditional
items such as maps and antique scrolls, and the skilful photographic
construction of false scenes of tourism and consumer-driven affluence.
In many of his works, Hong reorganises cultural and popular icons,
consumer items and 'sacred' objects to reveal an alternative point of
(copied from URL above)