Cai Zhi Song

Ode to Motherland No.5
Fiber Glass Reinforced Resin and Copper Plate and Brass Wire, 60 x 42 x 92 cm

USD 48,900 – 69,800


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About the artwork

Ode to Motherland No. 5 presents a nuanced balance between movement and stillness, that creates an intriguing tension, and engages the viewer's imagination. Taking empirical figures, servants and warriors as his models, Cai Zhi Song uses modern techniques and materials to transform historically endowed entities into an entirely new significance. In this sculpture, the warrior’s body is distinctly contorted, with one arm raised as if to shield himself. The context of the work is ambiguous, leaving the viewer to create their own conclusion of the depicted scenario.

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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