Wu Liang Yan

DMG Daily Progression - Quick March - 天天向上—齐步走, 2011
Bronze Painted , 53 x 35 x 61 cm

USD 5,800 – 8,200


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About the artwork

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.

About the artist

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. 

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