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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.
Woah, truly amazing art. How about some nails with coloured tips? Would love to see that. 🙂
Or even some water-colour backdrops 😀
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!
extraordinary work…. amazing…
nice yr without colour
You are blessed with an artistic skill. keep up the good work..
Awesome piece of art.