望日出 (Want to See the Sunrise), 2014
Bronze, 82 x 52 x 137 cm
About the artwork
Carrying a wistful, magical atmosphere of fantastical painterly worlds, the emotion behind Wu Qiong's art remains as palpable as ever. With his recent series hinting at deeper poignancy and communicating concepts that bridge generational gaps, his art moves from the nostalgic world of childhood to the desires and yearnings of the adult world. In this sculpture, the figure atop the trees waits for the sunrise - an endearing image that is tinged with distinctly sombre tones given that the individual is alone.
About the artist
Wu Qiong was born in Beijing, China in 1981. He graduated from the Beijing Shi Fan University in 2001 and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Both sculptor and painter, Wu creates art that represents the childhood that he and many others of his generation remembered and in doing so, creates touching and amusing portraits of childhood that are distinctly contemporary in the Chinese art scene. Acclaimed both internationally and locally, Wu Qiong has participated in various international art fairs, including Art Miami, Art Cologne and Bridge Art Fair.Go to Wu Qiong's profile ›