The size indicated are for the entire art work and not individual test-tube.
Cai borrows the craft of traditional varnishing "inner bottle" painting. Which requires great skill using fine brushes to paint inside a snuff bottle in reverse sceneries.
Cai applied the skill to his test-tube series using this modern material he deconstructed the traditional landscape imagery by transplanting them into (the experimental ware), an assembly-line manufacturing test tubes.
The visual represented the collision of tradition with modernity reveal struggles about traditional Chinese value has undergone an earth-shaking change by western consumerism
Signature: Artist authenticity certificate
Image rights: Artist & Gallery
E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, USA 2017
International Youth Art Exhibition,
United Nations, USA 2017
United State, from Artist studio
About Chenlin Cai
Chinese, b. 1984, Fujian, China, based in Philadelphia, PA, United States