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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.

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.