Standing Egg Sculpture

Wenqin Chen

Sculpture, Steel on Stainless Steel

Size: 12 W x 15.5 H x 12 D in

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The "standing egg" is a celebration and praise of life and soul. The artist selects the egg as the main body of the symbol of life, makes it stand and move to swing. Material with excellent use reflects reflect the infinite beauty of the surrounding environment. The artist insists the principle of minimalist beauty, hopes it can let the viewer hold their breath, filled in the embrace of the universe life. Is not it the best praise of life?

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Sculpture:Steel on Stainless Steel

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 15.5 H x 12 D in

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Since 2000's, Wenqin Chen has used Chinese calligraphy, sculpture and installation to explore the relationship between life, art and their diversity. He created the work "Human Civilization, Spirit And Strength" (2004 MA final degree show). The beings of life, the analysis of our current living environment tensions and the wonder of the human experience have set Wenqin’s intellectual inquiry. He explains: "When we recognize this resource of life, we will then cherish it.”He also uses some readymade directly into his own artistic forms, through combination and installation showing its meaning. The representative art works of this period are: “Speciment” (2007), “Kang?!” (2007) and “Up Side Down” (2007) which won the runner-up of the annual competition at British Saatchi Gallery in 2009, etc. While contemplating the origin of life, Wenqin Chen became fascinated and inspired by the forms of the human baby and created a series of works inspired by it. As an example, the instalation of work "Your Turn"(2008), he explained: "The great life is growing in the competition,”and the “Life Posture”.During the following year (2009), he created the work of “Standing Egg” which realized his thought: "Can we then push the thinking of the origin of life forward? Thisthought advances our understanding of the life cycle and distills its meaning with the simplicity of an embryo.” For all of time, the egg and the embryo are the most enduring and significant beings existents and are at the basis of perpetuating life itself. As a source of inspirationand research Wenqin Chen studied extensively the human body, various scientific journals and statements, real life examples, and countless images. Examples are illustrated in the series of works“Before A Baby Comes Out Of Its Mother's Body” (2011-2015) and "Beautiful Evolution" (2013-2016). In analyzing the life body with its infinitepossibilities, Wenqin Chen’s subject of enquiry emerged. Of equal importance, he is passionate about the dialog created between the positive and negative spaces that surround his work. As a way of expressing “the energy of space,” he emphasizes the momentum of the object to symbolize life’s release or “birth,”while extending the implied energy field to its largest range.

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