Red Memory - Stop Staring at Me, 2014
Bronze Painted Red, 35 x 45 x 105 cm
About the artwork
Red is an extremely symbolic colour for the Chinese and Chen Wen Ling used the colour to represent sunlight in his Red Memory series as well as an aggression towards life. Interpretations as to the symbolism of the colour vary, ranging from politics to prosperity. In response to his observation of naked human ambition and greed as well as a desire to relive his childhood days, his Red Memory statues emanate carefree spirit and joy.
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.