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Xia Xiaowan

Artist Xia Xiaowan uses layers of glass to make 3-D paintings. A picture’s worth a thousand words of explanation in this case:

Xia Xiaowan

Xia Xiaowan surpasses the boundaries of painting and establishes a new way of “looking” at paintings. He draws his inspiration and method from X-ray photographs, giving two-dimensional painting a three-dimensional effect. He combines material, technology and painting, thus maintaining the hand-made qualities of painting while adding elements of installation and sculptural art and displaying the cold, absurd and strange qualities of realism.

More work by Xia Xiaowan here.

Update: Marilène Oliver does similar work. (thx, emmett)