Artist Talk with Zhu Dansiyu 朱丹絲語: 8 – 12 June

5th June 2021

12:00

Zhu Dansiyu 朱丹絲語, appropriating a traditional Chinese aesthetic and techniques to depict queer desire through a queer gaze. Hosted by Whiskey Chow.

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Zhu Dansiyu 朱丹絲語, appropriating a traditional Chinese aesthetic and techniques to depict queer desire through a queer gaze. Hosted by Whiskey Chow. The event will be translated from English to Mandarin.

(Image credit – The Mantis, 2019, Digital Painting, Zhu Dansiyu)

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Zhu Dansiyu 朱丹絲語

Zhu Dansiyu is an illustrator and digital painter. She graduated from Wuhan University of Technology, China, BA in Animation in 2014 and went on to work as a character designer in the production of mobile and PC games such as The Lost Empire(2014) and Shang Gu Jie Ling (2015). Dansiyu has a great passion for classical Chinese painting. She employs digital techniques to expand traditional content, narrates contemporary, individual, edgy, and borderline stories, and iterate classical motifs in this traditional art. Dansiyu advocates the idea of “Women`s Drawing” and works with image metaphor, context interpretation, creative writing, and the free association process of psychoanalysis. She is now based in Guangzhou and working as a character designer of the NetEase Games and devoted to a project that can practice her research results. Exhibitions: Les Is More, Work-in-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2020; The Neighbor, Tate Britain Archive, London, 2019; Hear My Voice, Canal Museum, London, 2019. Awards: Merit Award, Ijungle illustration Award, 2020; Finalists and selected work, Brightness Award, 2020

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