Carina Zhang
Beauty Standards of Modern China

A series of illustrations discussing critical issues of dominant beauty standards in modern China


Un-commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Magazine or newspaper inside or spot illustration/s, Print/poster or postcard, Self Promotion/portfolio, Social Media Campaign

How did you make this work:
In recent years, beauty trends such as double eyelid surgery, A4 waist challenge, collar bone fish pond challenge, and fetishized height have invaded people's daily life in China. Instead of loving their own bodies, more people started to pursue problematic beauty standards. I used animals to parody these issues for raising public awareness of the power dynamics related to these beauty standards.

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Rhode Island School of Design

Currently Based:
United States of America (USA)

Carina Zhang is an illustrator studying at Rhode Island School of Design. Being serious about the frivolous while being frivolous about the serious, their arts celebrate the joy and lovely imperfections of daily life.