Cai Zhi Song

Ode to Motherland No.9
Fiber Glass Reinforced Resin and Copper Plate and Brass Wire, 70 x 60 x 189 cm

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About the artwork

Standing tall with his head bowed and fists clenched, this majestic, life-sized figure embodies strength and solemnity as he takes a dignified step forward. Composed of copper plates, the rectangular grid pattern lining his entire bare torso appears to be reminiscent of his absent armour. Using servants and warriors as his models, Cai Zhi Song renders these figures with grace and righteousness and creates a perceptible tension that captures the viewer’s imagination.



About the artist

Cai Zhi Song was born in 1972 in Shenyang Liaoning Province, China and graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1997. He then taught at the university from 1998-2008. A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhi Song was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly - a highly coveted award that is given to only one distinguished artist every year. Created with great technical skill and originality, Cai Zhisong's impressive sculptures have been exhibited the world over and are part of numerous prestigious private and public collections.

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