“I hadn’t known the difference between working with porcelain in MEISSEN and China before I went there, and then I found that there weren’t so many differences in the procedure. The challenge is the different painting material, and that I have to learn and become familiar with such new materials and tools during one week.”
Ma Jun was born in the Chinese city of Qingdao in 1974 and studied Sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing until 2003. Since 2005 he has been working on his “New China Series”: everyday objects symbolising the new affluence from the West such as televisions, cars, CD players, Coca Cola bottles are recreated in porcelain and decorated with traditional floral patterns.
His ironic works, which he has already exhibited internationally, deal with the cultural conflict between tradition and modernity in today’s China. Ma Jun lives and works in Beijing.
w.t., 2011, Overglaze painting on Meissen Porcelain®