The Prince's School of Traditional Arts was founded in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales. It developed from the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme (VITA) established at The Royal College of Art in 1984 by Professor Keith Critchlow. The pioneering postgraduate programme based on the practice and research of the traditional arts has expanded to include an Outreach Programme active in more than twenty countries across five continents; the Open Programme, extending our teaching to a wider community; and the Harmony Schools Programme, presenting an integrated view of the world to younger audiences.
Yunfeng Cong (b.1990, China) works in painting, drawing and mixed techniques. In his works, traditional methods and stylized cultural forms, the use of modern technology can be found. Boundaries between different traditions, future and past are broken in his works, which is the artist's attempt to reach the supreme ultimate state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential by practical and formal approach. For him technology is a way of revealing, a way of decoding universal principles underneath all different cultures, and simultaneously the essential reflection upon technology and decisive confrontation with it happens in the realm of art.