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Beautiful Chinese Landscapes Are Actually Photographs Of Landfills

Yasha Wallin

Yao Lu, the Chinese artist responsible for this brilliantly deceiving body of work begins her process by photographing mounds of garbage covered in green protective nets which he assembles and reworks by computer to create bucolic images of mountain landscapes shrouded in the mist inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. Lying somewhere between painting and photography, between the past and the present, Yao Lu’s work speaks of the radical mutations affecting nature in China.

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