Red Hong Yi has made a name for herself by creating art without a paintbrush. In her latest work, the artist uses coffee cup stains to create a unique portrait of Taiwanese singer Jay Chou. She was inspired by Chou’s song titled Secret, she explains:
“The singer tells a tale of heartache, of a woman who has travelled through time from 1979 and met Jay in 1999, where they fall in love. She then goes back to 1979 and sketches a portrait of him. My painting is meant to look like a sepia-toned old photograph, so as to capture the essence of his story.”
If you would like to see Red Hong Yi’s process for yourself check out this video and more of her work below.
(Images courtesy Red Hong Yi) See more of Red Hong Yi’s work here.