Red Memory-Wake Up, 2010
Bronze Painted Red, 179 x 55 x 82 cm
USD 40,200 – 57,500
About the artwork
The two main themes of Chen Wen Ling's sculptures are manifestations of extreme humanity and immaterial images in a consumption-driven society, as is seen in the series ‘Red Boys.’ The Red Boys represent neither realism nor vanguard sculpture, but self-expression of Chen Wenling about the critical state of life. For example, dread, gladness, game and fancy are the basic main motivations of his sculpture. The series of the ‘Red Boys’ conveys his experiences in autobiographic 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.