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20-Year-Old Teacher Draws on Dirty Cars, Creates Art

Here’s a good reason never to wash your car again, if you live in China – in Changzhou City, the Jiangsu Province, to be more exact. There’s an art teacher who likes to create dust drawings on the backs of dirty cars.
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This type of street / guerrilla art is not new, but that doesn’t mean that the teacher’s work is not outstanding or not worthy of extra attention. The Daily Mail identifies him as Du Yueyuan, a 20-year-old art teacher with some time on his hands and the willingness to turn something mundane and relatively icky into something beautiful.

You can see him at work in the video below, which the publication says was shot at the end of last month. Instead of a canvas, he’s using the dirty rear window of a Mazda, and for tools, he’s opted for a cotton bud, a toothbrush and his own fingers. He’s drawing “a Catfish in the traditional Japanese style,” the Mail says, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.

Let’s put it this way: the dust drawing is so beautiful that many car owners might have second thoughts of washing it off their car once they see it. Others might even be willing to drive an filthy car for longer stretches of time, just to provide a canvas for this artist.

The downside to this type of art, as beautiful as it is, is that it’s temporary. Unlike most urban artists, Yueyuan’s materials and tools can’t stand the test of time. Neither does he have any say over their future, since he does not own the “canvases” he draws on. In other words, a stronger gust of wind, a shower of rain or the car owner’s desire to have it cleaned, is enough to destroy his hard work.

Then again, some may argue, the very fact that it’s temporary is what makes this type of art so much more interesting.

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