Qu Guangci

Winner The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
Fiberglass Candy Floss, 18.5 x 26.5 x 9.5 cm

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About the artwork

These rainbow angels created by Guangci are fusions of Eastern and Western culture. They wear the wings of Western angels but have the faces of people from the orient. The artist also gives the angel different looks of man and woman, and names them based on the old Chinese wisdom: “Rainbow comes in two shades, the bright one as the male called Hong, and the gentle one as the female called Ni.” Hence, he named the male angels Hong, bringing hope and vitality with their strong and bright colours. Correspondingly, the female angels are named Ni, with their soft and sweet colours originating from the artist’s memory of the ice creams during his trip to Italy. They are angels of loveliness, bringing comforts and joys.



About the artist

Famous contemporary Chinese sculptor Qu Guangci was born in Shanghai in 1969, and received his MFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department. Since 1999, Qu has been invited to exhibit his works around the world, including China, Germany, France, the United States and throughout Southeast Asia. Qu Guangci has shown his work in multiple solo and group exhibitions. He resigned from his university teaching position in 2007 to found X+Q Sculpture Studio, together with his wife, Xiang Jing. 

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