Chinese Pop Star Jay Chou Immortalized via Coffee Cup Rings

The artist statement on Shanghai-based Hong Yi’s website reads: “I love to create art. Not with the usual paintbrush and watercolour and pencils though – I like to grab whatever I can get hold of – rocks, ketchup, milk, salt, shirts – and turn them into art. It’s more fun that way!”

Case in point: Hong’s latest work, a portrait of Chinese pop star Jay Chou, is comprised entirely of coffee cup rings. The larger-than-life piece, which attempts to replicate the look and feel of a sepia-toned photograph, took the artist approximately 12 hours to complete.

By Sophie He

Sophie He is a twenty-something year-old Silly Billy who recently moved to the bizarro neighborhood of Los Angeles that is Koreatown. She lives walking distance from an excess of dive bars, AYCE BBQ joints, taco trucks, cafes, and restaurants up the wazoo. She drinks black coffee in the morning everyday and puts Sriracha on pretty much everything.

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