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Chen Wenling

No Big Deal No.2, 2010

Painted bronze
18 9/10 × 7 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
48 × 19 × 24 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Sydney
About the work
Chen Wenling
Chinese, b. 1969
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Although Chen Wenling first gained fame for his “Red Memory” sculptures, a series of oversized, riotously laughing young boys rendered in vibrant red lacquer, he’s since moved on to a darker body of work. Chen’s current sculptural practice centers on a cast of grotesque, perverse figures who cavort in sexual deviance and moral depravity. A stand-in for humankind’s impulses toward greed, gluttony, and sloth, pigs figure prominently in these works, the bloated, hybrid characters snarling, sodomizing, cannibalizing and the like. Chen’s satirical work draws from a range of influences, in particular the work of Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Fernando Botero. He cites the visceral reactions to the “unacceptability” of his work as its greatest power.

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About the work
Chen Wenling
Chinese, b. 1969
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Although Chen Wenling first gained fame for his “Red Memory” sculptures, a series of oversized, riotously laughing young boys rendered in vibrant red lacquer, he’s since moved on to a darker body of work. Chen’s current sculptural practice centers on a cast of grotesque, perverse figures who cavort in sexual deviance and moral depravity. A stand-in for humankind’s impulses toward greed, gluttony, and sloth, pigs figure prominently in these works, the bloated, hybrid characters snarling, sodomizing, cannibalizing and the like. Chen’s satirical work draws from a range of influences, in particular the work of Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Fernando Botero. He cites the visceral reactions to the “unacceptability” of his work as its greatest power.

Chen Wenling

No Big Deal No.2, 2010

Painted bronze
18 9/10 × 7 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
48 × 19 × 24 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Sydney
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