Xu Bing

I love an artist who loves to subvert expectations. Background Story series looks like a traditional chinese ink paintings but they are actually shadow play paintings.

I love that you can go and look behind the scenes. The detail on these is amazing.

He also has done a series resembling traditional Chinese characters – Book from the Sky, more subversion and also aesthetically pleasing.

Except that every single character, even in the books is not actually chinese characters at all, mind blowing.

I also like the Tobacco Project’s 1st Class cigarette tiger rug