Mosaic Art

Mesmerizing Asian Mosaic Designs That Will Wow You

(4 min read) Mosaic art brings together the old and the new. It’s a tradition that dates millennia, but you’ll find plenty of contemporary examples. And although mosaics are rooted in Western art, you can seek design inspiration from Chinese and Japanese art. The result is an original artwork that bridges East and West. To showcase the versatility of mosaics, here are some Asian-influenced motifs that will wow you.


Fit for an emperor

Asian Mosaic Design Murals
Magic Amphora Mosaic Design © Mosaics Lab.

Chinese ceramics—particularly from the Ming and Qing dynasties—are sought after by museums and antique collectors. With their bright sheen, cobalt-tinged designs, and uncanny craftsmanship, it’s not hard to see why. This mosaic tile masterpiece featuring an image of a majestic ceramic vessel could be yours.


Mosaic with a view 

Asian Mosaic Design Artworks
Dual View Mosaic Design © Mosaics Lab.

Traditional Chinese and Japanese landscape paintings are vastly different from their Western counterparts. Rather than concentrate on a focal point or on the horizon, your eyes wander across the work. The elements, such as the trees, cliffs, and clouds, all seem to float in the misty air. “Dual View” lends a new perspective to our notions of painting. 


Down to a fine art

Asian Mosaic Mural Design
Japanese Woodblock Mosaic Art © Mosaics Lab.

One of Japan’s most acclaimed art forms is the woodblock print or ukiyo-e. The Land of the Rising Sun may be famous for manga and anime, but centuries ago, ukiyo-e flourished. When the artworks began to be exported to the West, artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas were captivated. If you’re looking for an art medium that will last generations, consider mosaic tiles featuring a Japanese woodblock design. 

Contemporary Asian Mosaic Murals by Mosaics Lab
Contemporary Mosaic Artwork © Mosaics Lab.

Frozen in time

Asian Mosaic Design Artwork and Designs
Frozen Waterfall Mosaic Art © Mosaics Lab.

“Frozen Waterfall” is as timeless as it is beautiful. This rendering of a landscape has an enigmatic charm to it. At the top half is a majestic waterfall dropping from a cliff. Its torrential flow is momentarily captured in mosaic tiles. The water crashes down below, forming a thick mist amidst the rocks and trees. What follows is calm and serenity. The muted palette also adds to the mosaic’s pensive atmosphere. 


Where East meets West

Asian Mosaic Design Art
The Bridge Mosaic Art © Mosaics Lab.


“The Bridge,” a mosaic design framed by cherry blossoms in bloom and highlighting a garden bridge, is like something out of a photograph. The image is a case study in contrast. The fleeting and falling cherry blossoms juxtapose against the permanence of the bridge. The colors of both subjects—a soft pink and a bold red—are very much different. This mosaic artwork is soothing as well as intriguing to look at.  

Asian Mosaic Design Murals and Artworks
Contemporary Mosaic Design © Mosaics Lab.

Engineering marvel

Asian Mosaic Mural Artworks and  Mural Design
Great Chinese Wall Tile Mosaic Art © Mosaics Lab.

The Great Wall of China is a marvel of human engineering. Although parts of it have crumbled or fallen into disrepair, you can trek restored portions of the Great Wall. We’ve explored a section that’s only 30 minutes away from the capital, Beijing. But don’t be fooled by the sprawling pavement. It’s a steep climb, even on seemingly flat parts. This mosaic art of the Great Wall of China will surely amaze your guests and bring back travel memories.

Mesmerizing Asian Mosaic Designs That Will Wow You
Mesmerizing Asian Mosaic Designs That Will Wow You.

Mesmerizing Asian Mosaic Designs That Will Wow You
Mesmerizing Asian Mosaic Designs That Will Wow You.

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Carla Tensuan is a specialized content writer and visual arts enthusiast who writes about the arts, mosaic art, Interior Design, and the latest trends in decor.

42 Comments

  1. Rhian Westbury
    May 14, 2022 at 6:51 am — Reply

    Some beautiful examples of mosaics, it’s lovely to see how they look from different parts of the world x

  2. Lyosha
    May 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    I love traditional Chinese ink art. It always looks spectacular and adds a lot to the whole vision of the place. It’s incredibly stylish and very exotic. Making it in form of the mosaic makes it even more quirky which I 100% love

  3. Tammy
    May 15, 2022 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    Oh these are absolutely stunning. I love the Oriental influences behind each of these pieces. I’d love to find something representing Korea. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Rachel
    May 15, 2022 at 10:49 pm — Reply

    I love all of these pieces. They’re gorgeous.

  5. Ramil Hinolan
    May 16, 2022 at 5:23 am — Reply

    The scenes look very familiar. I like that design of a dancing shape of green and yellow, looks like a cliff or something on a frame. It is so quiet and peaceful.

  6. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    May 16, 2022 at 10:10 am — Reply

    Those are all wonderful selection of artworks and definitely got my eye and attention to the “The Bridge” and “Dual View” mosaics artwork..

  7. Samantha Donnelly
    May 16, 2022 at 11:07 am — Reply

    These are lovely, and take me back to when I was younger as my grandparents had some jars with an asian theme

  8. Jupiter Hadley
    May 16, 2022 at 11:23 am — Reply

    Wow those feathers look so beautiful! All of these works of arts are really mesmerizing!

  9. Moni
    May 16, 2022 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    The Asian designs are really good. Be is Japanese or Chinese they have authenticity in them.

  10. Risa Lopez
    May 16, 2022 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    I love all of those mosaics, especially the Japanese landscape and the bridge with Sakura trees.

  11. Talya Stone
    May 16, 2022 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    Asian cultures really know how to do mosaics well and give a really different spin on things. The one of the Great Wall of China is stunning!

  12. Sarah Stockley
    May 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    These are so pretty. I love Asian and Oriental style art works, the mosaic just adds that extra element to it.

  13. Heather
    May 16, 2022 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    WOW! These are such amazing mosaics! I have never seen anything like them! So much detail!

  14. Renata
    May 16, 2022 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    i wonder how many hours of work go into art like this – it’s amazing

  15. Rosey
    May 16, 2022 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    All of these are unique. I enjoyed seeing them here.

  16. Emily Emily
    May 17, 2022 at 1:33 am — Reply

    These are beautiful piece’s and I love your take on each one.

  17. Riv
    May 17, 2022 at 3:26 am — Reply

    You’re right about this title, these mosaic designs are mesmerising! It’s given me some great design inspiration.

  18. Ramil Hinolan
    May 17, 2022 at 3:40 am — Reply

    The Chinese ceramic designs captured my attention. It looks real. And there is something historical about the design. It’s so Chinese-y.

  19. Natasha Mairs
    May 17, 2022 at 8:36 am — Reply

    I am loving the feather mosaic. I would love that in my house, And the Great Wall of China looks amazing

  20. Katie
    May 17, 2022 at 8:57 am — Reply

    What beautiful mosaic artwork! I have always loved mosaic art and these are just stunning!

  21. Clarice
    May 17, 2022 at 9:12 am — Reply

    Wow! These are really beautiful. So far, my favorite is the one for Frozen in Time. It’s mesmerizing and such a timeless masterpiece.

  22. sami
    May 17, 2022 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Wow, these are beautiful! I really love the cherry blossoms ones because I just love traditional Japanese art styles with sakura.

  23. Risa Lopez
    May 17, 2022 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    All of it is so beautiful masterpiece. I wish I have one at home 🙂

  24. Tod
    May 17, 2022 at 8:41 pm — Reply

    Each mosaic piece is so beautiful and deserves the display at the appropriate place. Would like one of them in my backyard.

  25. Jupiter Hadley
    May 18, 2022 at 1:13 am — Reply

    Wow these are so beautiful! I love the feather one so much!

  26. Danielle Ridgway
    May 18, 2022 at 9:04 am — Reply

    I love all of these scenes. Wish I could have a beautiful piece in my home.

  27. Risa Lopez
    May 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Wow, Japanese and Chinese arts are so beautiful.

  28. Leane
    May 18, 2022 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    Some stunning pieces here! Some remind me of traditional Chinese artwork painting but they look even better in mosaics art, especially the Great Wall of China

  29. Lavanda Michelle
    May 18, 2022 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    The mosaic pieces are so nice looking, I want to see all of them in real life. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces!

  30. Celine A
    May 18, 2022 at 7:09 pm — Reply

    Mosaic with a view is my favorite in the post. Frankly, I’d go with any of these options. Gorgeous!

  31. Rosey
    May 19, 2022 at 6:18 am — Reply

    They are all spectacular. The Great Chinese Wall is depicted so well. What a lot of talent!

  32. Risa Lopez
    May 19, 2022 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    All those mosaic artworks are beautiful. Japanese and Chinese artworks are truly awesome.

  33. Marysa
    May 19, 2022 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Wow! I absolutely love that Great Wall mosaic!

  34. Kira
    May 21, 2022 at 2:54 pm — Reply

    These are absolutely beautiful. Something I’d definitely have as a centre piece in our living room on the wall. So pretty

  35. Samantha Donnelly
    May 25, 2022 at 11:11 am — Reply

    There are some lovely pieces here, I do love mosaics as they bring so much more than just a picture

  36. Sonia C.
    May 29, 2022 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    All of these art work are incredible to look at but the Mosaic art work is my favorite!

  37. Sarah Stockley
    May 30, 2022 at 4:44 am — Reply

    These traditional designs are so beautiful. I love any Japanese work, I have the Japanese wave print on my wall at home.

  38. Ivan Jose
    May 30, 2022 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    I love how familiar all of those designs to me are. They’re all breathtaking.

  39. Risa Lopez
    May 30, 2022 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    I love the Chinese ceramic, looks so beautiful.

  40. Natalie
    May 31, 2022 at 3:26 am — Reply

    These are so stunning. Such talented artists. I would love some mosaic artwork in my home.

  41. Melanie Edjourian
    June 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    There are some interesting and different designs. I love the range with these mosaics.

  42. Jennifer Passmore
    June 9, 2022 at 3:45 pm — Reply

    How incredible, I absoutely adore them all! They are all just so beautiful. Mosaics are gorgeous!

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