Cai Zhi Song

Custom to Motherland No.1
Bronze, 70 x 43 x 33 cm

USD 14,100 – 20,100


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About the artwork

The Custom to Motherland series consists of several smaller figures clothed in habitual costumes of the Han and Qin periods that possess a great actuality and lively presence. Although Custom to Motherland No.1 is one of the smaller of Cai Zhisong's sculptures it at the same time proves one of the most impressive. The small body of an ancient warrior bends down, tired and exhausted. His arms hang down and his head bends forward. His whole posture seems as if he carries a heavy weight on his shoulders while he carefully sets one foot in front of the other. Even his dress seems crushed and crumpled by some exterior force weighing heavily on the delicate figure. Flat and even without much expression, the eyes barely visible and the wide mouth only slightly opened, the closed, stoical face contrasts the expressive emotions of the body.

About the artist

Cai Zhi Song was born in 1972 in Shenyang Liaoning Province, China and graduated from the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1997. He then taught at the university from 1998-2008. A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhi Song was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly - a highly coveted award that is given to only one distinguished artist every year. Created with great technical skill and originality, Cai Zhisong's impressive sculptures have been exhibited the world over and are part of numerous prestigious private and public collections.

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