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About the artwork
Liu Ruo Wang’s sculptures turn a childhood of myth and folklore into a representation of the Chinese spirit. The artist glorifies the ordinary man by presenting him as an emblem of solidarity, tying together bands of soldiers in distinctly Eastern colour, texture and form. Liu pays tribute to the humility and simplicity of the hardworking Chinese farmers, depicting them adorned in northern Shanxi garb of quilted cotton jackets. Liu’s earthy warriors imbue this dining space with dynamism and energy, displaying bravado with their magnificent poses, and with their mouths agape in resilient shouts.
About the artist
Born in 1970 in Shaanxi, China, Liu Ruo Wang creates art that touches on an immense array of cultural elements, while remaining firmly rooted in a personal journey through time and struggle. Turning a childhood of myth and folklore into a representation of the Chinese spirit, the artist chooses to glorify the ordinary man by presenting him as a an emblem of solidarity, tying together bands of soldiers in distinctly Eastern colour, texture and form. A coalescence of nostalgia and tribute, the artist immortalizes his roots, subtly making reference to the history and significance that form the rich heritage behind the industrialized modernity of his people. Widely established and exhibited, the artist’s works are collected by numerous prestigious institutions in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, France, Italy, New Zealand and the USA.Go to Liu Ruo Wang 's profile ›