Extremity and Illusion

January 17, 2009

Once again I find myself alerted to unimitable talent by the unimitably talented Susie Bubble and Dazed Digital. This time ’round I’m simultaneously hankering after and pondering intensely the work of 23-year old Central St. Martins graduate Xiao Xiao Dong. Her plays on proportion are unbridled, the product of “printed shapes and rectangular frames”, these are what I can truly describe – with that so overused word – as innovative. Never before have infantile prints, soft, muted greens and overt exaggeration been so appealing.

Find the interview here.

Images from Dazed Digital

  • arsheen January 18, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    hey cillian, was lovely meeting you too! thanks for the great photo, we’ll put it up soon. hope to see you at the next brunch and hope we get to chat properly!

  • TheSundayBest January 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm