Detail from Malaysian ink artist Wong Xiangyi’s work Body: Green. She has appropriated a Japanese manga subculture depicting handsome, androgynous men to radicalise the genre. Photo: Courtesy of Wong Xiangyi

Inking differently: the Chinese artists breaking new ground in one of the most traditional of art forms

Young ink artists are taking a traditionally minimalist, derivative genre in new directions by inserting contemporary references in classically drawn works or transplanting the form to other media

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Detail from Malaysian ink artist Wong Xiangyi’s work Body: Green. She has appropriated a Japanese manga subculture depicting handsome, androgynous men to radicalise the genre. Photo: Courtesy of Wong Xiangyi
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