Discover the potential of art and design
Eight Chinese artists and designers, who are University of the Arts London alumni, are having a joint exhibition titled London Echo at VA Space in Beijing's 798 Art District.
They display artworks, which reflect their experiences in
The exhibition, which gathers videos, clothes, oil paintings and installations, is divided into two parts: Designers Liu Qingyang, Du Yang and Yang Jing present their artworks carrying strong Chinese cultural elements. The other five artists, including Wang Yiquan, Yang Mao and Jiang Peiyuan, showcase their avant-garde and personalized ideas.
"When I was in
Beijing-native designer Liu Qingyang started taking drawing lessons at 6, moved to Hong Kong at 9 and later set off to study textile design in
Liu returned to
The 26-year-old designer says that she borrowed some elements from baroque costumes and turned them into simple and modern styles.
"I think the way I use color and my cultural background have made my designs unique," she says.
Jiang Peiyuan, who graduated from
"I remember the first class I had in
According to Bob Masterton, director of International Centre of UAL, the percentage of international students from
"They have the potential to change today's