Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang

In the crossroads between new visual languages and traditional Chinese art

by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang—an explorer of new Chinese aesthetics—conceives his pieces. At the age of 25, Yongliang decided that he wanted to be a full-time artist after receiving …

CH Omakase 2017: Artist Danner Milliken USB Keys

Tiny, colorful vaults of digital art that are works of art themselves

When a USB key is actually a work of art, and features more art saved within, there’s even more reason not to lose it. New media artist Danner Milliken, who we met by way of Instagram, outfitted USB keys with his signature retro tech aesthetic and modern abstract forms. These USB keys—which also work as a paper clip—also hold seven pieces from his Square series—a …

Chinese Artist Cao Fei’s BMW Art Car

For the first time ever, a digital version of the renowned auto accompanies the physical model

by Alessandro De Toni When it comes to the incredible speed of development in China, the other side of the coin is corruption, pollution, social disparity, wild urbanization and more—themes not only tackled by daily news, but explored by Cao Fei and many other Chinese contemporary artists. Cao Fei, a young internationally acclaimed Beijing-based artist, is certainly a standout name when it comes to portraying …