Zheng is from Bejing, China and has been influential to my art because of his ability to create collage type images and he doesnt lose his focal points. When working on my own Artist book I found that my methods usually lead to a collage type effect. I found it difficult to maintain a focal point amoung the many different images and shapes I was creating. However, Liu Zheng’s work shows that he has mastered digital art and has created very aethetically pleasing work that doesn’t look messy. His work is sharp and fun to observe.
Liu Zheng grew up in a developing city of China which allowed him to be inspired by traditional and urban work. His work is very reminiscent of chinese culture but with a futuristic spin. It is very interesting that after school he decided not to go on to further schooling, as traditional chinese students did, and instead start his career in the art world. This is impressive because working with digital media is difficult to understand at first and having little guidance can leave you in confusion. He has a natural talent and eye for shapes and composition within a digital work. I enjoy his work and he inspired me to work on organization of my images as well as simplifying my messages.
He also designed some work for Tiger which is a beer in asia that I was able to drink while i was in Vietnam and that beer is one of the most popular beer in asia. That is a huge job that he was able to get as a digital artist.