Jiao Xin Tao

Resurrection No. 2
Fiber Glass Resin, 59 x 63 x 48 cm

USD 9,700 – 13,800


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About the artwork

This series of Jiao Xin Tao's sculptures exhibits strong conceptual values as well as intense technical skills, perfecting the process of moulding and shaping. Jiao makes use of materials such as fiber glass, bronze, and marble to shape his sculptures, painting them to realistic lengths. This sculpture depicts a packet of Wrigley’s gum, that has whimsically been shaped to appear like the bust of a person. With delicate hand work and precise execution of details, Jiang recontextualizes and redefines a seemingly trivial object to present it with dignity and value.

About the artist

Jiao Xin Tao was born in Chengdu, China in 1970 and graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing with a Masters in Fine Arts in 1996. 

His works are famous for revolving around the theme of consumerism, often featuring negligible objects such as discarded packaging and other castaway objects. Jiao takes familiar everyday items—empty milk cartons, discarded wrappers, plastic bags—and transforms them into fibreglass artistic objects. Playing with scale and a hyper-realistic attention to detail, the artist recreates these objects on grand proportions. His monumental sculptures of common products render the objects with meticulous detail, so as to reveal the true aesthetic value behind these seemingly insignificant remnants of daily life. Pushing artistic and aesthetic boundaries, the artist establishes a running commentary on the overly materialistic and consumerist attitude of contemporary society, creating sculpture which evokes a philosophical response in addition to visual appreciation.

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