Lijia Tang is an illustrator, image maker, and pattern designer based out of London. Recently, Lijia has graduated from the BA Graphic and Media Design course at the London College of Communication, with a pathway in illustration.
Lijia’s designs are very elaborate, intricate and colourful. The artist describes her work as being very influenced by her native Chinese heritage, as well as her love of animals and nature – This can be seen in her reoccurring imagery, depicting fictitious, fragmented creatures that the artist creates.
The artist has also been able to successfully transfer over her designs to a more commercial output, with the creation of her silk scarves series. These mirroring, complex designs work well with the silk fabric she chooses to print them on, creating an effortless, elegant approach.
Lijia’s ‘Kings’ series is a great example of how all of the artists’ interests and skills come together well. Based off of her interest in her Chinese heritage, this project was formed off of the kings of the Qin Dynasty in China. Using different animals to depict each king/queen of the dynasty, Lijia uses each animal and elaborate pattern to represent each figure’s history. The portraits in turn are mesmerising.
Check out more of Lijia Tang’s work here – http://cargocollective.com/lijiatang