4. GUAN WEI

No.1 Sky Pig, 天猪,2017
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Guan Wei
No.1 Sky Pig, 天猪,2017
800mm x 400mm x 350mm
bronze
edition 1-3/3


“The relationship between humans and animals goes way back. People across all societies attribute different human characteristics to animals, and vice versa; the mystery of dragons, the agility of eagles, the power of lions, and the fear and cunningness of snakes. Based on these traits, I have used human qualities in their opposite to create three ‘mascots’, Sky Pig, Power Dragon, and Fish God. They have delicate details and uniquely humorous appearances.
I hope that they can bring you joy and luck in life.”

- Guan Wei, artist

 

吉祥物

关伟 2017

人和动物的关系源远流长,人们从动物身上升华出了许多正反两个方面的品质来。龙的神秘,鹰的矫健,狮子的威猛和蛇的狡猾与恐惧等等。在此基础上,我反向用人的特征去创作了三个可爱的“吉祥物”:天猪,威龙,鱼神。精致的细节和具有独特幽默感的形象。希望在生活中能够给你带来些许的快意和好运!

Acquired from the Artist with funds from the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program through the
NSW Department of Industry.

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Warners Bay Foreshore, east of North Creek

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Guan Wei’s extraordinary career is global and he is renowned for large installations and painting triptych that combine imagery from mythology, fantasy, history and the present day. His practice draws on his personal experience of both Chinese and Australian culture, as well as an informed socio-political awareness and knowledge of art history. With a consummate ability to create work at once light in tone and profound in message, his prolific creative output has consistently examined complex social issues underpinned by a deep respect for humanity. His work conveys profound stories of loss, migration, identity, and notions of boundaries and place, interweaving an understanding of tradition and the past in the face of overwhelming global change today.

Read more about Guan Wei here.

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