China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

03China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

China, China: recent works in porcelain by Ah Xian was an exhibition of 40 hand-painted, porcelain body-casts by one of the most interesting artists to emerge from post-cultural revolution China.

The exhibition was the result of the artist’s sojourn to Jingdezhen, China, the historic centre of China’s fine porcelain production, in 1999.

It was also the result of a decade long philosophical journey in which the artist had sought to reconcile his own cultural background with the artistic language and values of the West.

The China, China series includes a group of vibrantly coloured porcelain busts, and a few pairs of legs, conceived and cast by Ah Xian, that were made in kilns at Jingdezhen and hand-painted under his direction by local artisans.

As Ah Xian observed: “Twenty years after the Cultural Revolution and after China has opened its door to the world, we as artists with a Chinese background, should have learned and been sufficiently influenced by Western philosophy, art and culture as a whole to attain a level of confidence and capability to tell story about ourselves using our own language. I feel that we should not need to tell stories about the Chinese situation only through the foreign languages that we have just learnt.”

via Power House Museum / Asia Society

 

01China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

02China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

04China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

05China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

06China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

07China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

08China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

09China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

10China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

11China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

12China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

13China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

14China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

15China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

via [Artodyssey] [I Need a Guide] [Colossal]

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Art and Artist and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to China, China the Porcelain Portrait Busts by Ah Xian

  1. Stephanie Larsen says:

    Do you know who represents Ah Xian and if any of these porcelain busts are available? Stephanie Larsen

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s