Another work which depicts the current effects of globalization and the expansion of western culture in the East is the “Buddha in our Time” by artist Gonkar Gyatso. This piece has used various forms of media as its medium, to convey the Buddhist religion and its teachings in the modern times. The painting shows how Buddhism has evolved to accommodate the changes bought forward by the western culture and how both have infused into one.
Works like the LED light boxes are one of the many contemporary works published which dwell in the modernistic and post modernistic styles. The works depict the socio economic situation in China with their unique use of a new medium to express themselves. Similarly, works like “Buddha in our Time” show effects of globalization and impacts western culture on the post Mao liberal China. Though these works may send a derivative message from the art works that have come before them, artists like Wu Yuren, Dong Yuan use new methods and mediums to express them, so that the message could be apathetical to the current generation.
Human creativity and passion knows no bounds. Passions of men have overcome the toughest of times from the Dark Ages to the Holocaust. The works throughout history proves the point. As the times of have changed the styles and themes of expression has also changed, from sculptures and paintings to animations and abstract forms of art. Post modernism acknowledges the fact there is nothing new to create and while modernism believes it can. Establishments like White Rabbit are a beacon where these two styles merge and provide something truly beautiful.