Wu Qiong

往事如风 The Past Vanishes like the wind - 往事如风, 2017
, 40 x 21 x 13 cm



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About the artwork

This sculpture by Wu Qiong depicts a man dressed in suave formal attire, including a ruffle collar and tailcoats. The man’s closed eyes and upturned face reflects the innocent expression that many of the artist’s characters possess. Portraying serenity through the soft features of his sculptures, he depicts adulthood as a reminiscence of childhood, which is furthered by the whimsical undertone of this work. The branch of blossoms that the man holds is a reminder of the fragility and short nature of life, and thus through this work, the artist aims to encourage the viewer to accept the branch offered and seize the day.

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.   

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