When I left China the end of 2007, I could not help but notice the growing contemporary art scene. Beijing’s 798 and Shanghai’s Moganshan Lu offer a glimpse into China’s art scene as both districts are made up of studios and galleries with dedicated art space for artists.
Hong Hao is a Beijing born artist who graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and has made a name for himself in the China contemporary art scene. He is a conceptual photographer known for his series called “My Things,”(below) where he used everyday objects that he (obsessively?) collected to depict life through art. The objects are shown in life-size gathered through the artists life. His work provides a glimpse into consumer culture in China into his laser scanned pictures. I think his pieces are fantastic and love the repetition of pattern and the colour that each object brings to the shot. For more info on contemporary art in China, Art Scene Beijing is a decent site to start with as well as ArtZine China.