Made in CNY.

Discover and enjoy new interpretations of traditional Chinese New Year Nianhua folk art. Using Apple products with various apps, five young Chinese artists reinvent classic motifs to deliver new year blessings with a contemporary twist.

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Lucky Rooster by Victo Ngai

Lucky rooster.

In Lucky Rooster, illustrator Victo Ngai imaginatively interprets the Chinese belief that when you are happy, good luck will follow. She used Apple Pencil in the Procreate app on iPad Pro to sketch, then moved to MacBook Pro to compose and color the design. In the finished work, a stylized rooster sings and dances with children to usher in a lucky new year.

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Meet the artist:
Victo Ngai

At the event, Victo Ngai will share how she reinterpreted traditional Nianhua folk art with Apple products to convey New Year luck.

  • Apple Canton Road, Hong Kong
  • January 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • The event is now over.
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Joyful Reunions by Eszter Chen

Joyful reunions.

Eszter Chen’s Joyful Reunions unconventionally depicts a modern day Chinese New Year Eve dinner. Working directly on iMac with Adobe Photoshop, Eszter created fun characters with a childlike quality in her signature style of detailed block-print patterns and bright colors. This playful work expresses the simple wish that every family reunion be joyful.

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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Meet the artist:
Eszter Chen

Join Eszter Chen to learn how she painted a festive reunion dinner in vibrant, modern style using Apple products.

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Rich Harvest by Zhou Fan

Rich harvest.

The fantasy feel of Zhou Fan’s Rich Harvest was inspired by early memories: red lanterns, the sound of firecrackers, colorful festivities. Zhou hand-painted the detailed images first. He then multiplied and overlapped them using Adobe Photoshop on MacBook Pro to create a surreal image of a plentiful harvest that captures the spirit of bountiful blessings.

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MacBook Pro

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Adobe Photoshop

Meet the artist:
Zhou Fan

Zhou Fan draws us into an imaginary world. Join him as he discusses expanding the boundaries of conventional Nianhua folk art.

  • Apple Parc Central, Guangzhou
  • January 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • The event is now over.
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Peaceful Home by Ye Hongxing

Peaceful home.

Traditional Nianhua that Ye Hongxing saw as a child inspired Peaceful Home, a surprising work that combines a conventional new year motif with contemporary objects. After creating the initial image using Adobe Photoshop on MacBook Pro, she then worked directly on the canvas, adding a variety of colorful stickers. For Ye, these everyday details create a feeling of serenity and belonging.

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MacBook Pro

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Adobe Photoshop

Meet the artist:
Ye Hongxing

Ye Hongxing reveals how traditional CNY greetings inspired her contemporary Nianhua folk art that features surprising details.

  • Apple Riverside 66 Tianjin
  • January 14, 6:00 p.m.
  • The event is now over.
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Fortune Flows by Jiang Shan

Fortune flows.

Familiar new year fish images are given a bold makeover in Jiang Shan’s Fortune Flows. After jotting down initial ideas on MacBook Pro, he drafted them up on paper, colored and enhanced them in Adobe Photoshop, then used Adobe Illustrator for a final touch up. In the finished work, a seasonal symbol of blessing surges and pulses with modern energy.

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MacBook Pro

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Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Meet the artist:
Jiang Shan

Come and see Jiang Shan talk about breaking the rules to give traditional Nianhua folk art a new energy and relevance.

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