Chinese artist Hua Tunan takes a somewhat novel approach to his artworks. Borrowing methods from traditional Chinese ink paintings as well as graffiti and Jackson Pollock-inspired splatter techniques, his paintings emerge as both sprawling and meticulously detailed.
From his studio base in Foshan, in the Chinese province of Guangdong, Tunan’s work so far has focused primarily on animals – an apt subject matter given the degree of movement in his pieces.
His work has also caught the eye of brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, NIKE, Jaguar, and Disney, and in 2012 he took part in a live art show for Volvo that invited artists to restyle the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.
Tunan latest mural is his most impressive yet – a great, roaring tiger, measuring 2.9m x 5m, rendered in ink and encrusted with sprays and splashes of paint to build the layers that lend motion and fury to the animal’s image.