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Sculpture, Pottery on Ceramic
Size: 5.4 W x 7.4 H x 5.4 D in
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In childhood we often asked some questions such as "Where do we come from?", "How do we come to here?" When we grew up and watched our next generation was born, we might be thinking about the formation of a baby, and will be overwhelmed by this mysterious and great process. Not just because of the ten months pregnancy, we know that maternal love is boundless. And the creating process of these artworks took 5 years of age. There is love everywhere in the world. And maternal love is hidden in the depths of genes of thousands of beings with indestructible strength. I based on understanding of both the Chinese culture and the Western culture; constantly explore the relationship between life, art and their diversity. Five years of the creating process, is full of the praise for life, maternal love and art. Maternal love is the gift of life. The artworks exhibit the different stages of the embryonic developments，changes and is decorated with a new visual experience. Through，the subtle forms of expression, the audiences can associate with the strong emotion of the closeness between fetus and mothers, comprehend the meaning of life and have reverence for life.
Sculpture:Pottery on Ceramic
Size:5.4 W x 7.4 H x 5.4 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Since 2000's, Wenqin Chen has used Chinese calligraphy, sculpture and installation to explore the relationship between life, art and their diversity. He created the work "Human Civilization, Spirit And Strength" (2004 MA final degree show). The beings of life, the analysis of our current living environment tensions and the wonder of the human experience have set Wenqin’s intellectual inquiry. He explains: "When we recognize this resource of life, we will then cherish it.”He also uses some readymade directly into his own artistic forms, through combination and installation showing its meaning. The representative art works of this period are: “Speciment” (2007), “Kang?!” (2007) and “Up Side Down” (2007) which won the runner-up of the annual competition at British Saatchi Gallery in 2009, etc. While contemplating the origin of life, Wenqin Chen became fascinated and inspired by the forms of the human baby and created a series of works inspired by it. As an example, the instalation of work "Your Turn"(2008), he explained: "The great life is growing in the competition,”and the “Life Posture”.During the following year (2009), he created the work of “Standing Egg” which realized his thought: "Can we then push the thinking of the origin of life forward? Thisthought advances our understanding of the life cycle and distills its meaning with the simplicity of an embryo.” For all of time, the egg and the embryo are the most enduring and significant beings existents and are at the basis of perpetuating life itself. As a source of inspirationand research Wenqin Chen studied extensively the human body, various scientific journals and statements, real life examples, and countless images. Examples are illustrated in the series of works“Before A Baby Comes Out Of Its Mother's Body” (2011-2015) and "Beautiful Evolution" (2013-2016). In analyzing the life body with its infinitepossibilities, Wenqin Chen’s subject of enquiry emerged. Of equal importance, he is passionate about the dialog created between the positive and negative spaces that surround his work. As a way of expressing “the energy of space,” he emphasizes the momentum of the object to symbolize life’s release or “birth,”while extending the implied energy field to its largest range.
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