The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan‘s ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with energy, driven by Tunan’s frenetic painting style that borrows from traditional Chinese ink art and Western-style graffiti. The artist also works on much larger canvases with broad strokes of dripping spray paint on urban murals that have popped up around the world over the last few years.
Hua Tunan, real name Cheng Yingjie, was born in Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong. He has his own studio in Foshan, China, and has worked with famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, NIKE, Jaguar, Volvo, and Disney. His signature chaotic painting style can be created on canvases and wall-sized murals alike.
Tunan’s use of quick brush strokes and splatters amazingly organize to form pensive animals that look ready to leap off the page in a moment’s notice, similar to the style in much of his incredible street art around Tapei and Foshan.
Tunan recently had a show at Galerie F in Chicago.
Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan: