Smashed Cans Sculpted in the Traditional Style of Ming Dynasty Porcelain

Adopting traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics, Chinese artist Lei Xue sculpted these humorous smashed aluminum cans that bridge the gap of some 600 years of art history. The pieces are part of an ongoing series titled Drinking Tea, and unlike the mechanical process of producing cans, each object is sculpted and painted by hand. 

You can see more of Xue’s work at Martina Detterer Gallery.


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