02 mai 2010

Ah Xian, Human Human, lacquered busts

Ah Xian, Human, Human – Gold Lacquer Bust 1 –Landscape, 2001, Gold leaf, lacquer with landscape, 44 x 45.5 x 27 cm. Gemeentemuseum. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Ah Xian's 2008 exhibition the five Period Rooms at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. photo from www.flickr.com Ah Xian, Human Human-Dragon (photo www.australianedge.net) The lustrous yet durable surface of lacquer is achieved by painting multiple layers of the sap from the native Chinese rhus verniciflua tree onto a base material. Ah Xian’s busts in... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2010

Ah Xian, "China, China" séries 1999, 2002

From left to right: Ah Xian, China China – Bust 34 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 42 x 40 x 22 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 35 1999. Porcelain, underglaze paint, 40 x 39 x 21 cm. Ah Xian, China China – Bust 50 1999. Porcelain, underglaze and overglaze paint, 40 x 38 x 20 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jens Ziehe Ah Xian's China China series of porcelain busts was begun in 1998. His works in this exhibition were produced in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, in collaboration with artisans from various studio-kilns around... [Lire la suite]