Chen Wen Ling

Happy Life - Old Couple
Bronze Painted , 100 x 58 x 35 cm

USD 24,600 – 35,100


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About the artwork

The series of "Happy Life" is an important transformation of Chien Wen Ling's sculpture career. He changed his self-expression to manifestation of the society and masses. Lovelines and absolute happiness are the main characters of this series. The elements of folk sculptures, narration and irony style represent extreme entirely painless optimism. Each character seems to live in a joyful state which has no past or future tone. "Happy Life" is a sculptural language which had involved many practice both in concept and form.

About the artist

Chen Wen Ling was born in 1969 in China and is recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in the international art industry today. Since graduating from the Xiamen Academy of Art where he studied in the sculpture department followed by Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, his exhibitions have been held in numerous prestigious exhibitions all around the world. In 1999, Chen Wen Ling received the Venice Biennial International Prize of the Golden Lion in Italy and In 2005, he received the award for best installation in the Museum for Inopportune in France. He has also held displays of his Red Memory series at ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ for consecutive years, which received high demand and acclaim.

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