I’ve always had a fascination with Asian cultures, especially Chinese folklore and familial traditions. Chinese American artist Hung Liu’s work evolves from her background in socialist realism taking traditional “mythic poses” of Chinese propoganda photography and reshaping them into visual stories of feminine strength.
The women in Liu’s paintings are not victims. They are towers of strength, their fortitude existing not in brute force but in quiet dignity.
All images are via the artist’s representing Jackson Hole, WY gallery, Diehl Gallery.