Artist: Shi Jinsong
Title: Travellers Bound
Size: 253 x 105 x 147 cm
Material: Resin, Vintage motor bike spare parts, LED lights, Industrial and construction waste
Donated by Shi Jinsong
Reserve: US$ 38,000
Shi Jinsong was born in Hubei Province, 1969. After graduating from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1994, he went on to work in the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts.
His ‘Na Zha’ sculpture series considered adaptations for a changing society – focusing on the wicked infant god of mischief and trickery, interpreted through switch-bladed baby strollers and razor sharp wit. This reference to the collision of natural and human forces is carried through in his Travellers Bound – further pushing his obsession with metamorphosis and control. Mechanical speed and mythical power combine and compete, the steel frame disappearing beneath a heavy-wrought resin dragon.
His work was featured in Alors, La Chine? at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and is held in the Saatchi permanent collection in London. Selected exhibitions include Renovation – Relations of Production, at Long March Space in Beijing, the Second Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, and Inner Garden’in 2013 at Art Dubai, The United Arab Emirates.
Shi Jinsong currently lives and works in Wuhan and Beijing. He is represented by Chambers Fine Art in Beijing and New York.