Rob was commissioned to create a portrait of Shanghai, combining the traditional with the contemporary in his depiction of the renowned cityscape. Taking the format of an old scroll, the piece marries the ancient with the modern, with the beautiful Yu Garden in the foreground set against the iconic Shanghai skyline.
I love Shanghai and it’s a privilege to be able to keep coming back. Traditional, colonial and modern architecture make an exciting visual mix among the tree-lined streets. It’s a real melting pot.