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Wu Liang Yan
DMG Daily Progression - Quick March - 天天向上—齐步走, 2011

Bronze Painted
53 x 35 x 61cm

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Damage The chubby cheeks of the boy in Wu's subject matter are symbolic of the inflated desires that youths today possess. The head of the boy is disproportionally large compared to the rest of his body, reflective of the emotional and physical burdens of youths today as a result of striving for what society pressures him or her to achieve. Such burdens are far from what a child of his age is expected to bear. This form of exaggeration also signifies the disparity of people's expectations - what they want versus what they can physically achieve, resulting in a continual state of confusion and insecurity.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in 1982, Fujian Province, China, sculptor Wu Liang Yan creates sculptures representing the new face of Chinese youth. In all his works, the same figure is used - a young child with plump cheeks, bearing a disproportionately large head that is tilted upwards, with a red tie around his neck. Each part of the child's form is laden with meaning in the context of China's history and progression. Wu Liang Yan graduated from the prestigious Fujian Art Institute. Today, his critically acclaimed sculptures have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Xiamen, Beijing and France.  Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    Selected Exhibitions 

    2009 
    Solo Exhibition: "Upwards," Beijing 798, China 
    China Contemporary Art Exhibition: "Histoire Recente," France 
    China's Driving Force: The Yearbook of China International Sculpture Exhibition, Beijing, China 

    2008
     China-Korea Arts Exchange Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    "The Survival of the Scene" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shangshang International Museum of Art, Beijing, China 
    The 1st Songzhuang Youth Artists Exhibion, Beijing, China 
    "Sculpture Party": The First Songzhuang Sculpture Communication Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    The Power of Life, Beijing, China 

    2007 
    Black International Documentary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    "Made in Songzhuang," Beijing, China 

    2006 
    The Fourth International World Chorus Festival V1 Arts Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2005 
    Gulangyu Island Intenational Contemporary Carving Museum Works Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2004 
    The Eighth International Character Carving Outdoor Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2003 
    The First Pop Culture Contemporary Character Carving Art Exhibition of Fujian Province, Quanzhou, China 

    2001 
    The First Character Carving Art Exhibition, Xiamen 

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