Wang Aiying is a Chinese artist with a penchant for illustrations that are jarring, unusual, and in an aesthetic entirely her own.

Through deft use of effervescent colors and heavy layering, Wang Aiying creates an environment where her subjects are freaky, ghoulish people that she manages to make strangely alluring and beautiful.

It's easy to draw parallels between Wang Aiying's position as a female Chinese artist with unusual, ostensibly grotesque imagery and the state of China's developing countries. They are warranted. Despite not being an overtly political artist, because of her circumstances, political connections can be drawn. As Art Scene Beijing put it, "Wang Aiying’s paintings are a response not only to paradox of China’s developing cities, but also to the human condition in which the joy of liberation must find a balance with the monstrosity of excess."

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