Lijun, Fang b.1963 / 2005.1.10
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about this work
2005.1.10  is a group of thirty-six pieces bronze sculptures, which is a great breakthrough for Fang parting from the painting and printmaking creation. Each sculpture retains Fang's famous bald-headed and self-portrait style, their bodies and faces were deliberately distorted, some were even looked like it has been flattened by a heavy object, as a result, the sculptures project a sense of tension that can be felt. Some figures have Fang's typical cynical smile, some looked painful and anxious, yet the figures all gaze into the sky, as if waiting for salvation. The figures were ugly and humble, and were equipped below the eye level, project a sense of ordinary and humbleness, but their gold appearance give them a Buddha-like splendor and noble sense, seeming that what they need was not sympathy but admiration. 2005.1.10 was created because the artist was touched by how people faces depression in live, this stand in strong contraposition to the Cultural Revolution's sculptures that emphasized heroism and ideology. Fang's works are genuine and moving; he displays his concerns on human existence, and reflects on the social consciousness and the literati notion in Chinese contemporary art.

Fang Lijun (b.1963, China)

2005.1.10, 2005

Goldleaf on iron
Edition: 1/8
36 Works: 30 x 30 x 60 cm.
36 Works: 11 13/16 x 11 13/16 x 23 5/8 in.
Provenance:
Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea Current Location:
Hong Kong - S InstallationFar East

exhibitions

Thread of Time
The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
December 2009 - January 2010

Fang Lijun: 2008.11.06
Arario Gallery, New York, USA
November 2008 - January 2009

Fang Lijun
Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China
November 2006 - April 2007

Artwork History
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