Consumerism and Human Labor in Ancient China by Weixen Ji

COURSE: Art 107 – Intro to Digital Forms

MEDIUM: Digital Collage

This artwork is a street view of Shanghai Band in 1935, China. In my work I combined a car ad on the top of the bus in order to reflect consumerism at that period of time. There’s also a modern lady wearing a nice dress walking across the street, which is a deep contrast with the busy human labor who earn little money by pulling rickshaws.