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Jay

A portrait of Jay Chou, whose music was a significant part of growing up, for Chinese high school students born in the 80s and early 90s. This project was inspired by the opening and closing lines in Jay Chou’s song, ‘Secret’. The opening line is about lifting a coffee cup from a saucer, and the last line of the song is about autumn leaves and fragmented pieces. Hundreds of individual coffee stain rings were stamped on a canvas, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves, to form Jay Chou’s portrait. The sepia-toned painting resembles an old photograph, to remind viewers of their high school days.

A portrait of Jay Chou, whose music was a significant part of growing up, for Chinese high school students born in the 80s and early 90s. This project was inspired by the opening and closing lines in Jay Chou’s song, ‘Secret’. The opening line is about lifting a coffee cup from a saucer, and the last line of the song is about autumn leaves and fragmented pieces. Hundreds of individual coffee stain rings were stamped on a canvas, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves, to form Jay Chou’s portrait. The sepia-toned painting resembles an old photograph, to remind viewers of their high school days.

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