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Li Chen
Cloud Glider

Bronze
88 x 30 x 29cm

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In Cloud Glider, Li Chen combines smooth and rough surfaces, adding silver for a contrasting emphasis. The silver foil in the artist’s works, is applied carefully by hand and suggests the idea of floating, the ethereal, spiritual world where clouds transport one freely to heaven or Nirvana. In this particular piece, there is a great sense of spiritual and emotional liberation, resplendent with dreamlike qualities. The use of silver is a very conscious decision by Li. “I decided to use silver to give another sense of space and contrast between fullness and emptiness; the silver represents emptiness” The spiritual entity in this piece is thus, an ethereal depiction of spiritual clarity, devoid of all burdens of the grounded world.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Li Chen was born in 1963 in Taiwan. His distinctive style of incorporating feelings of self-mindfulness and interpretations of Chinese classics from Buddhist and Taoist traditions, blended with contemporary thought and earned him critical acclaim worldwide. In 1999, Li Chen had his artwork debut in Taipei, and has since exhibited in New York, Chicago, Jerusalem, Copenhagen, Miami, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Geneva, Singapore, Seoul, etc. In 2007, he became the first Chinese artist to give a solo exhibition in the Venice Biennale. In 2012, Art Investment magazine claimed that based on total global auction house sales figures, Li Chen was the sixth best selling artist in the world. Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    2012 
    Li Chen: Eternity and Commoner, Frye Art Museum, Seatle

    2011
    Greatness of Spirit: Li Chen Premiere Sculpture Exhibition in Ultramarathon Runner Kevin Yi-jie Lin “Running the Silk Road”, Lighting Li Chen’s Pursuer, Xi'an The Constitution of Immortality, Art Stage, Singapore

    2010
    The Beacon– When Night Light Glimmers, ShContemporary, Shanghai

    2009
    Li Chen: Mind‧Body‧Spirit, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

    2008
    Soul Guardians- Li Chen Solo Show, Asia Art Center, BeijingIn Search of Spiritual Space, National Museum of China, Beijing

    2007
    Energy of Emptiness, 52nd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

    2005
     Li Chen Sculpture, Art Taipei, Taipei

    2003
    Spiritual Journey through the Great Ether, Michael Goedhuis Gallery, New York

    2001
    Delights of Ordinary People, River Art Gallery, Taichung

    2000
    The Transformation of Emptiness– Boundary within Boundary, Art Taipei, Taipei

    1999
    Energy of Emptiness, Art Taipei, Taipei


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