Chen Chun-Hao: Mosquito Nail Paintings

7 Jun
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Taiwanese artist Chen Chun-Hao had been using thumbtacks as his medium of choice in creating sculptures, wall pieces and installations for over a decade. In the past couple of years he departed from thumbtacks and shifted to nails. More specifically “mosquito nails”— small headless pins about a third the size of a toothpick. Using a nail gun, Chen nails these small pins into canvas-covered wood, creating reproductions of traditional Chinese ink landscape paintings. Many of these contain tens of thousands of nails in one work. Crazy impressive! And maybe a little obsessive…

Chen Chun-Hao currently has works included in White Rabbit Gallery‘s exhibit, Down the Rabbit Hole, in Chippendale, Australia.

Photos: White Rabbit; VTArts flickr; Xinhuanet; and Taipei Times.

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7 Responses to “Chen Chun-Hao: Mosquito Nail Paintings”

  1. Salim June 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Woah, truly amazing art. How about some nails with coloured tips? Would love to see that. :)

  2. Salim June 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Or even some water-colour backdrops :D

  3. Only Observing (@onlyobserving) June 11, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    Please don’t listen to the irritating comments about colour. The nails and what they evoke transcend whatever kitch coloured tips or water-colour backdrops may do. Truly beautiful and awe-inspiring work!

  4. edy August 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    extraordinary work…. amazing…

  5. ruchi rai September 2, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    nice yr without colour

  6. John Karani September 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    You are blessed with an artistic skill. keep up the good work..

  7. Leon Brooks October 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Awesome piece of art.

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