Wu Qiong

雪山的来客 Guest From The Snowy Mountain, 2017
Stainless Steel, 90 x 50 x 100 cm

USD 11,800 – 16,900

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About the artwork

The tender relationship between man and animal is depicted in this heartwarming sculpture by Wu Qiong. The work features the artist’s signature child-like figure who displays an innocent and peaceful expression on his face. The figure is shown hugging a llama that he is climbing onto, depending on the animal for security and stability, while the animal’s form shows its strength as it is firmly rooted to the ground. Through this charming work, Wu Qiong illustrates how man and animal can support each other, and displays a whimsical style that has made his art beloved by collectors around the world.



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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