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is a visual artist and graphic designer based in Chicago and Shanghai. By utilizing printed matter, photography, video, and installation, his work celebrates the “trash aesthetics” born from Chinese low cultural phenomena. With the methodology of appropriation, collage, and building ironic narrative, his work critiques the fetishism manifested in such low culture, which involves broader discussion of consumerism, technology, tradition, and politics. He received his MFA in visual communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Son of the Party is a collage of low-quality graphic design templates: tabloids, communism propaganda, test paper, nightclub webpage and porn ads, which questions the matter of design standards. The project starts from graphic design and question further about how social value affects the aesthetics of people.
派对之子利用平面设计进行艺术表达。派对之子杂志是一系列低质量平面设计模版的拼贴,包括八卦杂志、政治宣传、试卷、夜店网页与色情广告,对平面设计的标准提出挑战。杂志从质疑平面设计标准出发引申出了更多疑问,试图发掘与质疑影响大众评价的更深层次的社会价值体系。