Reconstructivism? Chinese Artist Mods Traditional Furniture

Shao Fan is a painter, sculptor and designer, who takes conventional architectural details and furniture forms and reshapes them into new objects – deconstruction and reconstruction in one.

A fascination with three-dimensional design and Chinese culture took him from painting (he was originally instructed in the direction of propaganda) toward woodcarving and ceramics, tackling ladders, benches, chairs and other ordinary-turned-extraordinary items.

Aside from their aesthetic qualities, his reconstructed works reflect a sense of humor about the booming market of faux antiques in China as well as reflections on the increased integration of Ming-era with contemporary styles.

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