WANG ERMU

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Thinking about my 80s upbringing, I’m not too sure if life has really changed all that much between then and 2011.  True, kids today don’t call each other on the landline, and have also seen more cat videos than I ever did at their age, but hey, small potatoes. China’s post-80s generation, on the other hand, born on the cusp of their country’s breakneck economic development, have experienced some truly seismic stuff, with much about life today being nearly unrecognisable from the distant past.  Wang2mu is an illustrator living in Guangzhou who explores post-80s themes and nostalgia through a warped “schoolhouse” aesthetic.  Crowded by urgent slogans, his grotesque children straddle rockets, robots, and other generational emblems.

王二木

ILLUSTRATION #2


思考80年代的一路成长,我也不太清楚是否生活真的改变了许多。今天的孩子不打电话给对方的电话,每天看着无数的视频。中国的80后一代,成长在国家的经济飞速发展的风口浪尖上,经历了一些真正动荡的经历,今天的生活相较遥远的过去几乎无法辩证。王二木是一个插图画家,生活在广州,探讨着80后的怀旧主题,通过一个扭曲的“学校”美学。画面充斥着紧迫的口号,他怪模怪样的孩子跨越火箭,机器人,和其他时代的烙印。

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