As Asia plays an increasingly crucial role in world economy, the enigmatic charm of Asian art has also brought itself to international limelight. Laden with cultural intricacies and visual complexities, motifs, palettes, techniques and visual narratives from Asian art has nurtured artists from around the world. Whether it is an allusion to their own cultural root, or an expression inspired by one’s deep affection for alien cultures, Asian-themed illustrations and graphics never cease to confront questions of artistic identity.
Comprising artwork, graphics and illustrations of over 40 outstanding artists from both ends of the world, Asian Inspirationexamines how they embrace the aesthetic wealth of Asian art for self-expression, voice societal concerns and enhance publications, products and events. The book invites you to venture into this intriguing sphere of cultural connotations and graphic references and engage in visual dialogues between the region’s philosophies, myths, traditions and popular culture from different times captured in new light.