Wu Qiong

在这里 (3) – 守 I Will Guard You Silently, 2015
Bronze, 62 x 73 x 53 cm

USD 14,300

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About the artwork

The motif of a couple is not unusual in Wu Qiong's works, and brings to mind a system of support for an individual facing an unknown future. In this piece, the characters sit huddled together on a craggy rock face, looking upwards to the sky with expressions that belie ambiguity - do they despair for fear of the unknown, or are they quietly hopeful for a better future? With an arm slipped around the woman, her partner provides assurance and comfort and they face their obstacles together.

About the artist

Wu Qiong was born in Beijing, China in 1981. He graduated from the Beijing Shi Fan University in 2001 and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Both sculptor and painter, Wu creates art that represents the childhood that he and many others of his generation remembered and in doing so, creates touching and amusing portraits of childhood that are distinctly contemporary in the Chinese art scene. Acclaimed both internationally and locally, Wu Qiong has participated in various international art fairs, including Art Miami, Art Cologne and Bridge Art Fair.   

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