So most of us on Undead Astronauts don’t have the greatest Chinese reading comprehension. Much of the calligraphy artwork of Xu Bing however doesn’t require any Chinese reading comprehension. In fact, it might even be a disadvantage if you can read Chinese!
(courtesy of ChinaSmack.)
I think this kind of art would make for great t-shirts in the States that could become popular here. There is a very famous contemporary Chinese Artist known for doing similar things with Chinese characters, I’ll have my next A Look at Chinese Art post be about him.
Q4U (2002), Feng Mengbo
Feng Mengbo (b. 1966) is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his melding of video game culture with imagery from the Cultural Revolution. As you can probably guess, he is an obsessive online gamer.