Friday, January 31st will mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, to celebrate Shanghai based Artist and Architect ‘Red’ Hong Yi creates traditional Chinese landscapes and portraits using makeup. In a series called “Make Up and Chinese Art”, the artists creates goldfish from nail polish, firecrackers from lipstick, and pine trees from false eyelashes. Her art mostly depicts cultural symbols of the country. On her work, the artist says,
Chinese art requires a lot of precision and skill — one stroke can make a huge difference, and many times, less is more. I felt that this is similar to how a woman carefully puts on her make-up.
15 days long, the artist will post an image from the series on her instagram throughout the rest of the Chinese new year.