Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mongolian

Mongolian (standing position) by Shen HongBiao, rue Soufflot, Paris
Mongolian (standing position) by Shen HongBiao, 2009
Rue Soufflot, 5e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The statue is a gift to the Sorbonne, and once which expresses my feelings of gratitude towards the institution. The work represents a Mongolian wrestler, who stands at the edge of the Mongolian Steppe. I try to represent an interior force in my sculptures. The materials which I employ in my works are often very hard – like steel, iron, bronze and stone. The interior force of the sculpture is soft, like water. It extends up to the exterior, whilst the force of the exterior pushes inward: the two forces press against one another. This large piece is a response to the Mongolian Steppe. My art acts as a witness to my life.”
(Hong-Biao Shen’s naked giant, Art Media Agency)

1 comment:

Dina said...

Wo, he has had too much Mongolian grill.