Chen Jie creates delicate “paintings” on skin. She lists old Chinese art and calligraphy as her biggest inspiration in her art. The effect of the gentle touch of ink brushes is instead made with tattoo needles on the skin by the professional and accurate hand of Chen Jie that works with great precision.
She translates the subtlety of this ancient artistic tradition. Her style, with its splashes of pigment, represents a modern form of ink wash paintings that adopts Western techniques, forming an updated version of the art of ancient times in China.
Hibiscus rosa flower
Kuro Sumi Inks used: Okinawa Orange, Chi Red, Eggplant Black, Rising Sun Orange