About Yitian Sun
Sun Yitian(b.1991) born in Zhejing province. She received her post-graduate degree in painting from CAFA in 2018. Her works have been exhibited internationally at such venues as The Metropolitan Pavilion, the Macau Museum of Art, the Lion Palias, Luo Zhongli Art Museum, Temple University Museum and the CAFA Museum.
Yitian has been selected as a Forbes under 30 outstanding Youth in Asia in 2019. Her practice spans across painting, installation, performance and fashion. She is known for a bright and colorful style that has a distinctive cartoonish quality and different presenting styles, she’s currently works and lives in Beijing.
Richtext: # Celyn Bricker
About This Work:
‘After the Rain’ is a AI generated journey through an
rainforest as imagined by a machine. Both the sound and images are AI generated. This work is part of a series exploring our relationship to nature through technology, given that nature is something we
increasingly encounter only through technology. Given the rate of
technological fragments that remain. At the same time, if we consider humans part of nature, then the machines we built are an extension of that nature. In that reading, After the Rain is nature
# Mario Klingemann
Memories of Passersby I
Memories of Passersby I is an automatic machine and
generates portraits in real-time using neural networks. This work is the code and system itself, rather than its continually evolving output on two screens - representing an important historical and conceptual landmark in the history of the art market.
# Tiger Cai
WONDERLAND, AND THE FUNNY FELLOWS
Wonderland, and the funny fellows is an ongoing body of artworks which I started at late 2020, during the global pandemic. The origin of these cartoonish or even childish images actually came from a comedy animated short I made in August 2020.
In the animation, The Last Known Interstellar Phone Tag in the Milky Way Galaxy, I depict a lovely alien planet and a bunch of funny and joyful aliens living on it. But later in the story, those aliens, unfortunately, destroyed themselves, just like many have worried the same thing could happen to mankind. Later, I decided to expand the idea into a larger body of artworks, including paintings and digital drawings, or more short animations.
The essential idea of Wonderland, and the funny fellows, is about facing gigantic catastrophic events. Those funny aliens and their beautiful habitat serve as a metaphor, about a vivid, noisy, highly animated world suddenly falls into a crisis that could lead to the end of everything. In reality, despite how different we are from each other, and how ambitious we are, we could, and we are facing the collapse of the world we’ve been known for so long, as well as our normality. So, in another word, these images are essentially about anxiety.
These images you see here, are digital portraits of individual aliens in the narrative I mentioned above. They originally served as concept arts for my larger on-canvas paintings. I designed and studied possible alien figures and reactions through these drawings. Later I transform them into individual artworks, and now they are the supplements of the large picture I try to construct in the whole series.
Format: Digital drawing
# Kusama No.01
# Kusama No.05
The Mysterious Earth and Young People