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Splatter Portraits by Hua Tunan

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Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) is one of the leading young forces in the world of Chinese street art. Living in the coastal city of Foshan, Hua Tunan’s training in classical Chinese painting and illustration drives his unique street art style. He often explores new ways to combine Western graffiti styles with traditional Chinese methods and elements including ink painting, drum rhythms and a variety of cultural symbols. Hua Tunan is a core member of the EDGE Creative Collective.

In the amazing series below, we explore Tunan’s fascinating ‘splatter’ portraits. While the pieces can feel busy and chaotic, the portrait that emerges is one that exudes calmness and exactness; it’s organized confusion at its finest.

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