Every crease and fold of skin, every hollow and protruding undulation of muscle and bone, contours of posture, every mark and scar accumulated throughout their life – all are recorded and recreated in the chinese city of jingdezhen, where ah xian employed local artisans to create porcelain positives from his plaster. In recent years, ah xian has extended his interpretation of the sculpture bust into performative art, with serenity: self portrait (2016) lasting up to 3 hours in duration, the performance involves the artist sitting silently, encased within a perspex plinth he describes this performance as a true still life that was. Ah xian's misadventure was part of a homespun experiment aimed at making decorated busts from casts of real bodies, a technique that eventually brought the sculptor life-changing success my whole living turned around overnight it was very quick, sudden, he says in his slow, deliberate english. 'home' turned out to be a curtained-off corner of his parents – in – law's tiny apartment, where ah xian was beginning married life with his sweetheart ma li their bed was his studio, and there he showed me his paintings – oils full of longing and mystery, and ink and wash scrolls that were defiantly abstract. In may 2013, 28 life jackets belonging to asylum seekers washed up on cocos island, off the coast of western australia alex seton's installation chinese- australian artist ah xian's has described his series evolutionaura, comprised of eight life-size bronze sculptures, as an exploration of the human figure. Guan wei, ah xian, and my le thi disrupt fixed notions of asian and australian identity as artist, ah xian, was included in the “crossing borders” section rather than the 'australian' section: “the confusion of and where spaces of 'in- between' or 'beyond', the world of 'out of centre' can be given life” (hou 2002, p 48. 50 of australia's most collectable artists: ah xian 50 of in 2006 sydney's powerhouse museum staged an exhibition of sculptures by chinese-born artist ah xian about freedom in china, while others note the juxtaposition of modern techniques with traditional form suggests a reading about contemporary chinese life. Ah xian's breathtaking work “human human - lotus, cloisonné figure” is an exceptional example of contemporary figurative sculpture, one that melds traditional materials with up-to-date conceptual concerns the life-sized female form, stocky and thick in its bodily curves, stands solidly covered in a delicate pattern of pink.
An interactive project developed in collaboration with chinese-born australian artist ah xian invites children and families to engage with the artist's ideas. See more ah xian porcelain life castings plus link to life-castingcom orientallyyours: “ chinese-born australian artist, ah xian's beautiful and slightly disturbing series of cast busts in porcelain, lacquer, and cloisonné, all made between the and early ah xian: china bust 66 (detail) 2002 plus link to brief bio and. The last week has seen asian shows opening at many commercial galleries, and the asia society has one of its own, the united states solo debut of the beijing- born sculptor ah xian most of the work is from a series of bust-length porcelain portrait heads titled ''china, china'' that the artist, who now lives in. Ah xian porcelain life castings ah xian (born 1960 in beijing) is a chinese born artist based in sydney, australia.
Australian art takes a cultural twist with the methods, concepts and influences of artist ah xian series also has moved away from using traditional decorative materials to cast the busts by using the material of concrete the foundations of skyscrapers, footpaths and structure that signify contemporary life. Leading the sale are two amazing porcelain busts by chinese-born, sydney- based artist ah xian which were commissioned by flynn after seeing the artist's also generating plenty of interest is a small but magical clement meadmore resin sculpture from a us collection that, with an estimate of $3,000. An exhibition of life-size figurative busts by leading chinese-australian artist ah xian, from the collection of the queensland art gallery | gallery of modern art ( qagoma), will be on display at gladstone regional art gallery & museum until saturday 8 june 2013 'ah xian: metaphysica' presents ten.
King studied metal-smithing at rmit when she wanted to pursue jewellery making as a viable source of income while her children were small, and which she produced to a high standard ah xian (born liu ji xian) developed his china, china series (1998-2002) at the ancient capital of porcelain production, jingdezhen. Despite the howls of protest and criticism from more conservative professional museum curators, they cannot put down the overwhelming success of david walsh's museum of old and new art in hobart walsh himself, has described it as “a subversive adult disneyland” it is not without controversy. Designed by ah xian (born liu jixian beijing, 1960) who lives and works in sydney ah xian first came to australia in early 1989 as a visiting artist at the university of tasmania school of art he returned to australia the following year and is now a permanent resident while in jingdezhen in 1999 with the aid of an australia. Contents page 3 – introduction page 4 – christian boltanski page 6 – ah xian page 8 – khadim ali page 10 – anish kapoor page 12 – yoko ono page 14 – glossary ask different people to describe the 'life' of the person they ah xian ah xian is a sydney-based, chinese-born artist who spent.
Ah xian is modest, self-deprecating and, by his own admission, a touch shy and rarely attends gallery openings he does not, and never has, tried to influence the way things happen in his life and art, he explains, preferring instead the unpredictability of fate “i never try to influence life and art direction.
Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by ah xian. View all notes life masks, on the other hand, have historically been produced in far fewer numbers, usually for reasons of 'vanity, curiosity or fashion,' or to achieve a naturalistic likeness before the proliferation of photography9 kaufman and mcneil, 'death masks and life. Ah xian (also known as liu jixian) was born in beijing in 1960, as a child he was an avid painter and became a professional artist at the age of twenty body from decay at the height of this belief, during the han dynasty (206 bce-220 ce), elaborate jade suits were made from thousands of small finely polished plaques.