• Flora and Fauna Converge as Fantastic Hybrid Creatures in Jon Ching's Oil Paintings

    12 days ago - By Colossal

    “Mother Mycelium.” All images © Jon Ching, shared with permission
    Artist Jon Ching strikes a balance between texture and color in his meticulously detailed oil paintings that make fantastic creatures-owls with plumes of mushrooms and fuzzy molds, seahorses sprouting leafy twigs, and fish with striped tulip fins-appear natural in their environments. This vague distinction between the realistic and surreal saturates Ching's body of work, which imagines a magical ecosystem that visualizes the symbiotic relationships between flora and fauna. “I am inspired by the worldview of many Indigenous...
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