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"The Life of Spring" (2010) is a sublime and surreal sculpture in the round by rising star, Chinese Contemporary artist, Gong Dong (China, b. 1977) that encapsulates the very best of the pop-art and futurism-based aesthetic that defines his oeuvre. This work is edition 3 of 8 measures 41.35 x 16.53 x 9.00 inches, and is in excellent condition. Gong expresses the season of "Spring" here by fusing nature and culture in this anthropomorphic work, creating a new form that feels alive. A curled up human-animal hybrid carved from white marble appears as if emerging from winter hibernation, with metallic antlers and/or tree branches sprouting and growing very tall. Gong is know for his sculptural narrative that are infused with visual simplicity, yet possess a more complex sense of irony, tension and self-reflection.

Gong Dong was born in Fujian China and received his formal degree at the Fuzhou Art Institute in the sculpture Department. The artist has been included in many major exhibitions like the Fuzhou state art Exhibition in 2003, China; the 2006 Sea. Music. International Sculpture Exhibition, China; "We. Sky Solo Contemporary" Art Sculpture in China. The artist currently lives and works in Xiamen, China.

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Provenance:
  • The Studio of The Artist. Present Collection, Beijing.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 41.35 x 16.95 x 9 in. (105.03 x 43.05 x 22.86 cm.)
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