Tree 7 - Find, 2012
Bronze, 96 x 30 x 49 cm
About the artwork
Simplistic and endearing in its whimsical innocence, ‘Find’ plays on minimalistic detailing and shaping to bring forth an image of purity and untarnished virtue. Through the depiction of a simple children’s game, Ai Ge manifests the joys of simple pursuit, and the happiness that lies in the freedom of naivete. Watched over by a bird- the artist’s recurring symbol of freedom, the children play their game with a serenity and carefree spirit that is rarely experienced in modern society.
About the artist
Born in Hunan province in 1977, Xie Ai Ge made her name in the international art world with a host of remarkable works in bronze and synthetic materials. Graduated from the Shanghai Fine Arts College, she was recognized early as a promising young sculptor and in 2005, was acclaimed by art critics for her innovative work during her exhibition in the Shanghai Duolon Museum of Modern Art. The artist has progressed to exhibit globally with a focus on China and the US, where her works are part of many prestigious collections. Xie Ai Ge currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.