Paperhood: Ancient Chinese art form meets Melbourne street scene



February 24, 2017 19:16:33

In China, the ancient art of paper cutting is seen as high culture but a new project aims to bring it to the masses in Australia.

The Bluestonia Paperhood project is a collaboration between Chinese paper cut master Zhou Bing and Melbourne-based artist Philip Faulks.

“I hope Philip and I can learn from each other and Chinese traditional art can have some fusion with western street art,” Zhou told Lateline.

Zhou’s paper cuts are reinterpreted as posters alongside Faulks’s paintings, and pasted around the streets of Melbourne.

“In terms of hierarchy in the western traditions, certain art forms are considered as being more important than others but in the Asian tradition certain art forms aren’t organized in that kind of hierarchy, for instance working with paper is considered one of the highest art forms there is,” Faulks explained.

The aim of Bluestonia is to create the feeling of walking through the streets of Jiangsu, the province where Zhou grew up.






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