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Shen Shaomin

I Sleep On Top Of Myself (Dog), 2012

Silica gel, motor, air pump, feathers, wood plinth
20 3/4 × 31 1/2 × 39 1/4 in
52.7 × 80 × 99.7 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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About the work
Shen Shaomin
Chinese, b. 1956
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Fascinated with death and mutation, Chinese sculptor Shen Shaomin glues the bones of various animals together to create imaginary creatures and plants, taking a new perspective on the tradition of assemblage. Adorning his sculptures with hand-carvings, Shen indicates the presence of humans, thereby drawing these imaginary creations into the real world. His work has been called an allusion to the effects of pollution on biological life, or the possibility of a future in which genetic mutation is a reality—both crucial issues in a rapidly urbanizing China.

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Shen Shaomin
Chinese, b. 1956
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Fascinated with death and mutation, Chinese sculptor Shen Shaomin glues the bones of various animals together to create imaginary creatures and plants, taking a new perspective on the tradition of assemblage. Adorning his sculptures with hand-carvings, Shen indicates the presence of humans, thereby drawing these imaginary creations into the real world. His work has been called an allusion to the effects of pollution on biological life, or the possibility of a future in which genetic mutation is a reality—both crucial issues in a rapidly urbanizing China.

Shen Shaomin

I Sleep On Top Of Myself (Dog), 2012

Silica gel, motor, air pump, feathers, wood plinth
20 3/4 × 31 1/2 × 39 1/4 in
52.7 × 80 × 99.7 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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