18.03.10 by Jeff

Zhang Haiying

Paintings by Zhang Haiying. Beijing.

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • I prefer the ones with the thick brushstrokes because the other, more “refined” ones, seem too much like flash photography. The humiliation felt from the girls is really nice too. Not showing the faces of them gives it a nice sense of mystery.

  • lapetitefaon

    I love them all! Freaking awesome subject matter. Love the ladies hiding their faces.

  • rob

    reminds me of a documentary i saw where police were investigating ‘massage parlours’… the women all hid their faces from the cameras like this

  • Am

    This is exactly what happens here in Geylang, Singapore. The police conduct regular raids. It is a well-known fact that “China gals” come here to “work” to make money, on a social visit pass. Great subject matter, reflecting reality.

  • lapetitefaon

    Strangest thing: I took a nap after looking at these paintings and dreamt that I saw these paintings in person and fell asleep at the painters studio and they were so vivid and shocking in person that when I woke up from my nap I could no longer see! All of the imagery was a mix of black and scrambled images and the artist explained this sometimes happens to people after they look at his work! These paintings are so intense!!! Verrrrry weird dream.

  • Jim

    The first painting is also a piece of sculpture. But in the sculptured piece the lady hasn’t any underwear on, which was far more horrifying, it gave them an extremely strong sense of vulnerability and a little more dimension. You felt extremely worried for their livelihoods, particularly given that this is in China, which has dubious human rights at best. Its quite an upsetting subject. For the life of me I can’t remember where I saw the sculpture. It could of even been on Booooom? These paintings strongly resemble photographs which I guess had been circulated or had somehow made it into the tightly controlled press. The ladies in this appear more vilified though, which I’m not so keen on. Would love to know more about it? Sorry for the ignorance!

  • Nice painting …

  • sean

    Awesome stuff, reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s paintings of the Baader-Meinhoff gang.

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For


Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.



Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.


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