Artist Mimics Traditional Ming Dynasty Porcelain To Create Smashed Can Sculptures


Chinese artist Lei Xue adopts traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics to sculpt these humorous smashed aluminum cans that bridge the gap of some 600 years of art history. The pieces are part of an ongoing series titled Drinking Tea, and unlike the mechanical process of producing cans, each object is sculpted and painted by hand. You can see more of Xue’s work at Martina Detterer Gallery.

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