Nie Jian Bing, ‘Venus’, 2008, Oeno Gallery

Nie Jian Bing’s artwork offers a twist on classic portraiture by challenging how we look at historical figures and images of the Renaissance. The artwork begins with a Western face which is then superimposed with a grid of asymmetrical acupuncture meridians and Chinese characters. In this way the artist contrasts Eastern and Western symbolism.

About Nie Jian Bing