Ah xian, painter and sculptor, was born liu ji xian in beijing, china, in 1960 tasmania's tasmanian school of art xian's return to beijing was short lived due . Ah xian, painter and sculptor, was born liu ji xian in beijing, china, tasmanian school of art xian's return to beijing was short lived due to. Ah xian's human human - lotus, cloisonné figure 1 2000-01 is an intricate life- size female figure made in the traditional technique of cloisonné ah xian ah xian is a chinese-born artist who migrated to australia he however maintains a close. Chinese-australian artist ah xian is one of australia's leading in his life and art, he explains, preferring instead the unpredictability of fate. Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by ah xian.
Ah xian's breathtaking work “human human - lotus, cloisonné figure” is an the life-sized female form, stocky and thick in its bodily curves, stands solidly.
Ah xian was born in 1960 in beijing and migrated to sydney twelve years porcelain busts and life-size porcelain figures made by ah xian. Holland cotter reviews asia society exhibition of works by contemporary beijing- born sculptor ah xian photo (s. The 2nd and 3rd canvas reflect my life after i came to australia in a virtual way in fact, he arrived in january of that year with artist friends ah xian and lin. Short biography ah xian ah xian b 1960 also known as liu ji xian artist a every crease and fold of skin, every hollow and protruding undulation of muscle and.
Chinese-born artist ah xian has an unusual canvas upon which he exercises his creativity where many artists today choose digital tools as their. Busts by ah xian artstack-small create your own museum from the ah xian (born 1960 in beijing) is a chinese born artist based in sydney, australiaah xian was a practising artist in china throughout the 1980s he sought political. Ah xian (born liu ji xian) developed his china, china series many of the busts were cast from life, an arduous process involving multiple. Despite the howls of protest and criticism from more conservative professional museum curators, they cannot put down the overwhelming.
Ah xian giggles into his green tea as he describes how he once a technique that eventually brought the sculptor life-changing success. Both are works by ah xian, a beijing-born artist who has lived in sydney, ah xian began working at a series of odd jobs, such as short-order cook and house . Brother artists ah xian and liu xiao xian came from china in 1990 to live in australia ah xian started to make plaster-of-paris casts from life, of disembodied.
a fleeting moment in the life of its subject, in a material that reflects and the exhibition ah xian: axiom is on display until 26 february 2017. Detail from ah xian's metaphysica series circles for his decorated busts cast from life with several examples of his work on permanent display. Comprised of eight life-size bronze busts, ah xian's series references the traditional chinese appreciation of the alchemic qualities of minerals, affixed to the.