National Treasure - Realm (国宝—境界)
Bronze, 73 x 37 x 33 cm
About the artwork
In National Treasure - Realm, the panda is elevated in its importance as it sat on top of a tree. The elevation in realm of the status of the panda reveals the Chinese's reverence for the endangered animal. Similar to other sculptures of Wu Liang Yan, the bear is presented in an exaggerated fashion, with a chubby face and body. The signature red tie is once again worn across the neck of the panda.
About the artist
Born in 1982, Fujian Province, China, sculptor Wu Liang Yan creates sculptures representing the new face of Chinese youth. In all his works, the same figure is used - a young child with plump cheeks, bearing a disproportionately large head that is tilted upwards, with a red tie around his neck. Each part of the child's form is laden with meaning in the context of China's history and progression. Wu Liang Yan graduated from the prestigious Fujian Art Institute. Today, his critically acclaimed sculptures have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Xiamen, Beijing and France.Go to Wu Liang Yan's profile ›