Alternative Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I want to let more people know the story of the traditional Chinese Spring Festival and revive the lost cultural values. Recreated the disappeared fragments of memories from 30 years ago, through visual language and non-stop illustrated stories.

How was the illustration used:
Personal Project, bound as a limited edition scroll book, also used for art installations.

How did you make this work:
It’s a 60cm * 62m nonstop illustration work. During home quarantine in 2020, I discussed with my elders about their Spring Festival and collect many documentaries from over 30 years ago, which provided sufficient materials for my visual creation. From initial pencil manuscript to final PS digital painting, it took me two years as six versions and finally presented as traditional scroll.

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Oslo National Academy of the Arts
illustration and graphic
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Ruoyao Wu is an illustrator from Chengdu, China. She completed her master's degree in Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway, and now has a studio of her own, doing Riso print, tufting, screen printing, and experimental animation. She always believes "outside the bubble is where magic happens", and always tries to relate the illustration to different possibilities.