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Sun Xun

Sun Xun creates animations that combine hand-drawn renderings and traditional materials with new media.

July 11, 2008 12:00am to October 12, 2008 12:00am

Sun Xun studied printmaking at the China Academy of Fine Arts, but a burgeoning interest in moving images led him to found his own animation studio in 2006. To create his meticulous animations, Sun Xun produces a multitude of drawings that incorporate text within the image. His subjects range from elements found in world history and politics, to natural organisms. He then films the drawings, sequentially one at a time, to create a sense of movement and suggest the passing of time, the machinations of history, and the beauty inherent in simple forms. For over a week, Sun Xun will inhabit the Vault Gallery to develop a new animated, site-related video and drawing installation.