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Wu Liang Yan
Flower of the nation no.1 - mini (祖国的花朵)

Bronze
34 x 14 x 23cm

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Wu Liang Yu's figures are characterized with a red tie which is part of every Chinese student's uniform. To Wu and many young artists growing up under the Communist regime, this also represents the expectations of society towards youths. Constantly looking upwards with a beaming smile, the figures in Wu's sculptures reflect an insatiable desire for affirmation from authorities. The sculpture consists of a man and woman and their upper half of their bodies are combined together. They are also placed on a flower-shaped pedestal, which echo the title of the work, Flower of the Nation.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in 1982, Fujian Province, China, sculptor Wu Liang Yan creates sculptures representing the new face of Chinese youth. In all his works, the same figure is used - a young child with plump cheeks, bearing a disproportionately large head that is tilted upwards, with a red tie around his neck. Each part of the child's form is laden with meaning in the context of China's history and progression. Wu Liang Yan graduated from the prestigious Fujian Art Institute. Today, his critically acclaimed sculptures have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Xiamen, Beijing and France.  Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    Selected Exhibitions 

    2009 
    Solo Exhibition: "Upwards," Beijing 798, China 
    China Contemporary Art Exhibition: "Histoire Recente," France 
    China's Driving Force: The Yearbook of China International Sculpture Exhibition, Beijing, China 

    2008
     China-Korea Arts Exchange Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    "The Survival of the Scene" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shangshang International Museum of Art, Beijing, China 
    The 1st Songzhuang Youth Artists Exhibion, Beijing, China 
    "Sculpture Party": The First Songzhuang Sculpture Communication Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    The Power of Life, Beijing, China 

    2007 
    Black International Documentary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China 
    "Made in Songzhuang," Beijing, China 

    2006 
    The Fourth International World Chorus Festival V1 Arts Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2005 
    Gulangyu Island Intenational Contemporary Carving Museum Works Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2004 
    The Eighth International Character Carving Outdoor Exhibition, Xiamen, China 

    2003 
    The First Pop Culture Contemporary Character Carving Art Exhibition of Fujian Province, Quanzhou, China 

    2001 
    The First Character Carving Art Exhibition, Xiamen 

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