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Shen Shaomin

Potted Landscape_2, 2015

Synthetic material
23 3/5 × 19 7/10 × 39 2/5 in
60 × 50 × 100 cm
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Shen Shaomin
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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About the work
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Shen Shaomin
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

Potted Landscape_2, 2015

Synthetic material
23 3/5 × 19 7/10 × 39 2/5 in
60 × 50 × 100 cm
Other works from East Bridge 2015-2016: Plastic Garden
Other works by Shen Shaomin