Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banana W. 王香蕉
Contemporary artist 当代艺术家
Banana W. graduated from Huashan Art School in 2009 and Fudan School of Visual Arts in Shanghai in 2014. Inspired by the two bulldogs in her family, she made a series of paintings and sculptures, and a line of merchandize. Banana W. participated in a variety of exhibitions and commercial collaborations, transmitting the positive attitude, young creativity and the healing power of art through her works.
王香蕉2009年毕业于华山美校, 2014年毕业于上海复旦视觉艺术学院 。以家里养的两只斗牛犬为原型，进行一系列的绘画雕塑创作并且开发了诸多原创艺术衍生品。作品有着治愈的力量，表达了年轻人的创意活跃，传播快乐的思想，近几年来参加了许多艺术展览和商业合作。
1. Where were you born? 你在哪里出生？
Shanghai, but I’m a “mix”— my dad is from Suzhou, and my mom is from Shanghai.
橘子一家门 90×90cm 2020 布面丙烯 （已售）
2. Someone you would like to have dinner with? 想跟谁一起共进晚餐？
My grandparents. Because they left early. I want to have dinner with them and talk to them. Tell them I’m happy every day, because I can do what I love and support myself.
小红帽180x90cm 2018 布面丙烯
3. The best way to destress? 对你来说，最好的减压方式是什么？
I don’t really have much stress. I’m more content. So real distressing for me is to keep myself busy, painting and making pottery. That would make me happy.
狗妹图 180×50cm 2020 布面丙烯 （已售）
4. Favorite Chinese saying? 最喜欢的一句中国谚语是？
船到桥头自然直。You will cross the bridge when you get to it.
香蕉船1234 45×90cm 2019 布面丙烯
5. How you discovered you were creative? 你是如何发现自己有创造力的?
I think every person has creativity in them. Maybe God just gave me more so when I start creating something, I can’t stop and it doesn’t take much brainpower. So I’m very grateful for my creativity.
创造力每个人都有 可能老天爷给我的比较多 我不动脑动手可能就停不下来。所以很感谢我的创造力。
发廊系列 30x30cm 2019 布面丙烯（已售）
好梦100x100cm 2019 布面丙烯
We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Banana W.王香蕉 suggested artist ikky 和雨尘.