william Kentrige

Kentrige has European ancestry, but he has a strong sense of criticism for apartheid in South Africa. His works are inherited by expressionism and often imply content. Sensory manipulation, such as palette, composition, media and so on, often plays an equally important role as the whole meaning of the theme and narrative of a given work. His works are mainly used in charcoal, with thin coated crayons, sparse and rough handwriting, showing a dim picture effect, giving people an unsettled, fragile and discomfort environment. Time and changing are their eternal themes. His contents are mainly about South Africa's silhouettes, he uesd puppets, silhouette, collage, words, slogans, charcoal, politics, revolt, clocks, red lines, coffee pots. His semantics is ambiguous and vague, but very powerful. He explores politics, but abstract political issues are cold and full of temperature. My window cutting is similar to this silhouette, to tell the story by drawing . I have to learn from his external outline.


Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry's works are mainly pottery and tapestry, and there are also paintings, prints, sculpture, films, etc. Most of his works have a strong autobiography, often integrated into the image of teddy bear Alan and his own female character, Clair, and material extracted from life. He has a wide range of concerns: sex, family, violence, politics, war, religion, death and environment.
He never used hard words to explain works, but he talked with the audience in a sincere and witty colloquial sentence. Though he doesn't rely on the protection of the theory of mystery, his wisdom is no less inferior to any excellent conceptual artist.


Feng Zikai

Feng Zikai (1898 - 1975), from Tongxiang, Zhejiang. Famous cartoonist, writer, translator and art educator. Feng Zikai's unique cartoon works have great influence and are deeply loved by people. His work is extremely light ink net, contains flavor, full of Zen, profound meaning, thought-provoking. Many of his warm and poetic paintings are still popular. His paintings are gentle, sensitive, leisurely and touching. There are many aesthetic characteristics of Chinese paintings, as well as poetic sentiment in daily life, which is very interesting in life.
Feng Zikai's comic style is unique. He has the deep foundation of traditional Chinese painting, and he can use few lines to draw the characters. In particular, he was drawn from the world's bitterness, and he felt uncomfortable for all the hardships, so his cartoons were very popular.
The characteristics of his comics are deep meaning, thought-provoking and realistic, reflecting the social status. About the characteristics of Feng Zikai's cartoon, we can discuss from these aspects, first of all, the ancient poetry and caricature. At that time, the cartoons were blended with ancient poetry, plus their own understanding and feelings, so as to achieve the effect of praise or satire. The artistic conception is very unique.


Ai Wei Wei

Ai Weiwei, China's pioneer artist, used the theme art exhibition called "play" to reproduce the fantasy world of the The Classic of the Great Wilderness. The theme device, citing the 24 Mythological Images of the ancient book "The Classic of the Great Wilderness" of the pre Qin Dynasty more than 2000 years ago, was placed in a department store with a group of stereoscopic mythological sculptures of different sizes and bamboo and white paper. The artist uses the concept of three-dimensional sculpture to express the traditional kite technology. All of the works in the art of the device are inspired by the illustrations in the The Classic of the Great Wilderness, the ancient book of the pre-Qin period. The exhibition is to awaken childhood memories, he is also on the "The Classic of the Great Wilderness" in the myth of the image exploration. The artist responded to why a special store such a department store was selected as the following: "the exhibition in the department store is my new attempt at the media. The department stores are connected to the city, where the public, I want to borrow from the traditional exhibition places (such as museums) - ‘department stores’ such media, to contact different audience groups. "” The wonderful idea of introducing art into traditional commercial places can inspire consumers, passers-by and spectators. Mythology is another space parallel to the world we live in. It is full of dreams, fantasies and fears. Human beings have to learn to coexist with them and embrace them, because they are essential components of human nature; children can do it naturally. I hope this exhibition will enable viewers to have a direct dialogue with their inner children.“


Li Shoubai

Li Shoubai, modern Chinese painters, Shanghai master of paper-cut art, art was born in Shanghai in 1962.  After Li Shoubai finished painting, he made a paper-cut works. In his paintings, woman are beautiful. These girls are long with a mondiri female Arni's face with big eyes. It's a real illusion rather than a dream beauty in reality.

Most of his paper cuts are black, red and yellow. I am very interested in the patterns on his clothes, and the architecture is very special. His works are rich in Chinese style, nostalgic and modern, and create new fashion highlights. This story is about the story of the alleys in Shanghai. Artist Li Shoubai is good at using Shanghai paper-cut to describe Shanghai ordinary people's life, it is a kind of Chinese style of Yamato-e. The description of the daily life of the past Shanghai Shikumen is not only the self solace of an artist's mind, but also a precise record of the folk life of the past Shanghai.



In the fields of plane composition, shape gradient, geometry combination, visual illusion (impossible graphics), Escher's position may be the first, and many of his works are simply unsuccessful, 1 from 0, some of which, without prior explanation, you may even be regarded as the contemporary CG art that is running out of the computer - After reading it, turn over and look at this paragraph. The influence of his works has the extreme breadth and depth, or the silence of the spring rain, so that it is almost impossible for the posterity to jump over him to open a new direction.

He disassembled and reorganized the elements in the picture like a poet dismantling and reorganizing the text. He quoted a sentence in Alice's Wonderland:“For first you write a sentense,And then you chop it small;Then mix the bits, and sort them out.Just as they chance to fall:The order of the phrases makes no difference at all.”

I really like him to show everything in black and white. However, the level is obvious. It's like my window cutting, I need to distinguish between what is to be hollowed out cut, which is needed to keep. Secondly, his pattern is also very interesting. I will apply it to the patterns of clothes.


Polly Nor

In Polly Nor’s whimsical illustrated world, woman is a devil unto herself. She sheds her human skin and drinks a beer, horns out and cigarette in mouth. Her demons brush her hair in the bathtub. They hug and dream and fall asleep in pink sheets

.The female characters under the Polly Norton brush are like women in the twenty-first Century: enjoy fun, scruple, and do whatever they want to do - whether it's a demon, a devil, a casual look for a romance, or a little fun from a lava lamp. The illustrator, who is signed by Polly Nor, often depicts her characters with nude or soft colors, which is both weak and strong. Every character is cute, but with a healthy mockery. I fell in love with her style at the first time, and many of her paintings were about her life.


Russell Cobb

Russell Cobb is a leading artist Illustrator based in the UK. These are all about the traditional Nordic patterns. He only uses three colors: black, red and blue. A large number of flower patterns, my paper cutting works also add a lot of flowers.He created a lot of new characters. I really like the pattern and how to arrange the flowers.


Wu qingxia

She works with fine brushwork and freehand brushwork and ink color, very fresh and smooth, bright and beautiful.The most representative works of Wu Qingxia are craps and Lu Yan, which stems from her love for these two animals, and it is also the result of her long-term observation and previous works. She pays more attention to the deep life in her creation, so in the details of the description, the processing is more rigorous and delicate without losing its characteristics.


Chinese shadow puppets

Ken Orvidas

Ken Orvidas‘ conceptual illustrations are a perfect fit for advertising, annual reports, corporate communications, editorial and publishing. His images are available as commissions, relicense and giclee prints. Ken’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, Print, Step-By-Step, American Illustration, Graphis, 3×3 Magazine and the Society of Illustrators. 

Ken Orvidas' personal piece was on President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. He has just voted against 60% of Americans by this decision which will seriously effect world's view on climate. It's now up to us to do our part in controlling how corporations will react by aligning with environmentally conscience companies. Money speaks louder than words!



Martin Boyce

Martin Boyce (born 1967) is a Scottish sculptor inspired by early 20th century modernism. He is represented by the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City and by The Modern Institute, Osborne Street in Glasgow.

Boyce was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire and educated at Holy Cross High School in Hamilton. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating with a BA in environmental art in 1990, then a MFA in 1997. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and children.

Boyce won the 2011 Turner Prize for his installation Do Words Have Voices, displayed at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The installation is a recreation of a park in autumn.Martin Boyce (born 1967) is a Scottish sculptor inspired by early 20th century modernism. He is represented by the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City and by The Modern Institute, Osborne Street in Glasgow.

  Martin Boyce’s work explores the visual language of modernist architecture    and design. Drawing on its iconography and history of production, classic    pieces of furniture by Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé and    Charlotte Perriand, among others, have often been the focus of Boyce’s    attention. Boyce’s selected objects engage with the ethos of modernism:    democratic and mass-produced, they reflect an ambition for what can be    understood as a utopian vision – a re-imagining of society on egalitarian terms.    Boyce is also interested in how meanings change over time, in particular how    the significance of particular objects alters as society changes. Displaced from    their original ideals and context, Boyce’s objects take on an alternative life.

Sarrita King

Sarrita King was born in Adelaide on March 5th 1988.
Sarrita’s inspiration is the amazing environment she grew up surrounded by in the Northern Territory, from the big rains to the lightning storms and the constantly changing earth. Sarrita reflects on much of her experiences with family members, especially her father who taught her about her Aboriginal heritage, the elements and the connection to our world in general.
Sarrita feels her art is a way of continuing to remember her father and all that he passed on to her. Furthermore her art continues to pass on his amazing love of life. Sarrita has found that art has subtly taken over her life and is a tool which allows her to connect to the world around her especially people. She is looking forward to challenging herself over the years through her art and the unusual life paths it will expose to her.
This painting is inspired by the amazing sandhills found throughout Australia. Their colours and movements have always fascinated Sarrita. Her father would tell her how the patterns made by the wind are repeated throughout nature. Sarrita reflects on this when looking from a plane and seeing the similar movements of the sandhills and the waves of the ocean.
Inspired by the different water found throughout Australia, these paintings seek to capture the movement and the colours of this life-giving element. Sarrita listened to her father explain the importance of water to the Aboriginal culture and all human kind. Sarrita feels the elements are a connection to her father and the world around her.
Language of the Earth
This painting is a representative of the earth’s story. The history of the land where we come from connects us to our family, our culture and all living things. Sarrita seeks to express her impression of the land and some of its stories. The symbols within the painting are patterns for the viewer to connect with but the layout of the painting has its own story.

African Tribal Art - Barkcloth, Mbuti people, D. R. Congo

This wonderful barkcloth is from the Mbuti people of the Ituri forest of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Made from the inner bark of trees, pounded and prepared by men, they were painted by women with twigs, fingers or twine. They were folded in half over a sash or belt and worn as ritual dress for celebrations and rites of passage. This piece measures 34” high by 16” wide and is lightly mounted on foam core for hanging.  Mid-20th century. 

Originally made as loincloths for ceremonies and dances, these drawings are sophisticated abstract compositions embodying the qualities of improvisation and syncopation that are associated with the African visual and musical sensibility.

These are all works related to nationalities. The patterns can show the characteristics of this ethnic group. I also hope that I can show the features of paper cutting with distinctive patterns.



As a student, Shioyasu was fascinated by the veins in the leaves of Rumex japonicus found all over campus. The veins were so delicate, yet had such dynamic forms, and she once tried cutting them out one by one with a utility knife. She describes this as the inspiration behind her current works, created on the theme of "nature," and falling into three categories: cutting works, which she creates with fine, overlapping cuts in large, wide sheets of paper using utility knives, soldering-iron works, in which she creates images by melting holes in special synthetic paper, and drawings, using acrylics or charcoal. Common to each of these approaches is a significant amount of delicate and repetitive work performed by hand.

As if in unison with the rhythm of nature as it repeats over time, she makes little cuts over and over again. The little cuts accumulate to create works on a very large scale, producing installations which take in the flow of air and light of their location, becoming one with it so that the exhibition space becomes an abstraction of nature itself, and the installation becomes a sign of nature with presence and depth. Through nature, Shioyasu is expressing a world-view of pursuing the truth of the universe, an approach that is shared with Zen and other forms of Buddhism. In the installation space, the spirit of nature flows through her work, giving the impression of a vivid dance by the air and the particles of light. In a sense, in cutting pieces out of two-dimensional paper, Shioyasu is using thin air as a material and chiseling a new form of sculpture out of the space itself, gaining insights into what things are really like. For her first solo exhibition at SCAI, "Cutting Insights," the centerpiece is a broad sheet of paper, 3.5 meters across and stretching to a height of 6 meters, that she has finely cut and overlapped, installed so as to produce gentle waves. She also presents new soldering-iron works, and drawings in acrylics or charcoal.

Tomoko Shioyasu is attempting to create a new space through a strong and energetic image of life―life that wells up with enough energy to be heard, life that is sublimating and recycling― conveying insights about something that seems to be truly important. It is a great pleasure for SCAI to present this exhibition and provide the opportunity for a wide range of people to see her work.

I like his combination of works and projections. Shadows seem to be second works. I also try to use my work to find shadows in light.


Kara Walker

Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist. Her works mainly focus on race, gender, sex, violence and status. She is famous for her room size black silhouette static stage creation. Kara Walker simplifies the image into a black and white silhouette as a narrative means to lead her audience into the dark history of her attention. Karla Walker's silhouette made the folk art of the southern part of the war spread.

Kara Walker made the traditional silhouette method flexible. She created a dramatic space in the Dark town Rebellion. The artist used the projector to apply the shade to the ceiling, wall, and floor of the exhibition space, and let me be surrounded by a situation. When the visitors come into the exhibition hall, his body will cast a shadow on the wall, where the figure of the visitor can be integrated with the silhouette and the landscape of the waler, in the realism of historical enslavement and in the fantasy of the romantic novels. Who.

I like the way she combines silhouette and projection to transform 2D into 3D, which is more fantastic.


This is a Chinese vase with punk spirit. He chose an elegant shape and intentionally covered it with rock, sex and drugs. This includes Kurt Cobain, which recently died, and the same controversial figure as Michael Jackson  at the time, as well as some dirty paintings. He added a photo of yourself, and will be marked as a normal personals column. The surface of the jar is made up of collage, and looks like a random, disposable, clipper - style vermicelli - just contrary to the carefully choreographed pattern of the usual classical vase.

Sex and drugs and pottery | 1995


He made modern products from traditional things, such as ivory. Ai is not shy in dealing with politically sensitive matters in his work. One of the Academy's huge rooms contains his work "Straight" (2008-12), which comprises 96 tonnes of rebar concrete reinforcing rods collected from shoddy buildings that collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake of May, 2008, all carefully straightened and aligned on the floor.
On the walls are engraved the names of the thousands of victims.

It's like my theme is to combine traditional paper-cut and my own story. Chinese ancient architecture is transformed into modern architecture and English scenery.

STRAIGHT (2008–12)



"I", woodcut, 1937, the building of the The Costiera Amalfitana turned into a cube and turned into a flat hexagon, and eventually became an East Asian style. The work focused on the main features of Escher's works: between two and three dimensions, between realistic scenes and abstract inlays, as well as geometric figures and figurative figures. A gradual change between the two. Later we will again see how to put the past, Escher himself at the foot of the pad.



The Poland artist NeSpoon has added a delicate touch to the creation of the public space - the complex design of the lace pattern, making the whole city landscape and the natural landscape more elegant and gorgeous. NeSpoon prefers to call himself an outdoor artist, not a street artist, because her place is not only in the street.

Neat symmetry,  delicate are the most charming place in lace, and in the whole, it gives me a sense of grace, but from the details, there is a feeling of calm. It is the same as the popular Zen painting. She beautifies the environment, makes art happen around the world, does not need to go into the art gallery or museum, and can feel beautiful everywhere. I can't imagine that lace can turn into thousands of beautiful looks, just like paper-cut. Her lace is also very national.


Marisa Merz

I was inspired by the artist Merz. When I thought of using 3D to present the work, I first thought that she hung the grid on the wall with a nail. All she did was Living Sculptures, and she used waste or daily material to make artistic creation, and she connected them with cloth. She thinks that art has been integrated into everyone's life, so it is necessary to break through space and objects and keep in control every moment.

Chinese shadow puppetry

Chinese shadow puppetry is a form of theatre acted by colourful silhouette figures made from leather or paper, accompanied by music and singing. Manipulated by puppeteers using rods, the figures create the illusion of moving images on a translucent cloth screen illuminated from behind. Many elder shadow puppetry artists can perform dozens of traditional plays, which are orally transmitted or found in written form. They master special techniques such as improvisational singing, falsetto, simultaneous manipulation of several puppets, and the ability to play various musical instruments. Many puppeteers also carve the puppets, which can have between twelve and twenty-four moveable joints. Shadow plays are performed by large troupes with seven to nine performers and smaller troupes of only two to five, primarily for entertainment or religious rituals, weddings and funerals and other special occasions. Some puppeteers are professional, while others are amateurs performing during slack farming seasons. The relevant skills are handed down in families, in troupes, and from master to pupil. Chinese shadow puppetry also passes on information such as cultural history, social beliefs, oral traditions and local customs. It spreads knowledge, promotes cultural values and entertains the community, especially the youth.


I like the pattern on the hand, with Nepal tattoos on the arm, which can last for about one to two weeks on the skin, depending on the speed of metabolism and the frequency of cleaning of the skin. Wash more if you don't want to get rid of it as soon as possible. She delicately depicted the details. Use different styles to display the diversity of patterns, and transform the appearance of 3D into graphic patterns.I like the pattern on the hand, and also the use of color. The wide range of using red makes it more prominent. I will also think about the area of red in my works.


My Country's story



Philip Guston, 1913-1980

'I think a painter has two choices: to paint the world or to paint himself. And I think the best works are nothing more than what he painted himself, in his surroundings, and in all his circumstances.'
A light bulb, a bed, an alarm clock, a pair of boots, a table, a picture pen, a wine bottle, a book, a person with a high hat, or himself lying on the bed, is the whole of the Philip Guston painting.

Almost only a kind of tone, a few sketches of rough sketches, a cartoon style painting, and Philip Guston to find the most well known style of the symbolic painting. These works clearly show a change in his style: a pink, cartoon style, and figurative outline, which is quite different from his earlier abstract works. His mood seems to turn from the early tragic sense to a kind of existentialism.


「  RED  」 

Philip Guston , 1913 - 1980


Tomoko Shioyasu "Cutting Insights"