Artificial Rock #143
By Zhan Wang
This reflective stainless steel rock literally and metaphorically represents the past and future, tradition and transition of a nation and people into Modernity.
Wang’s work embodies an expansive world view – it touches on economics, sociology, urban planning and architecture as well as traditional Chinese aesthetics. Zhan Wang began making these shiny artificial jiashanshi stones during the recent building boom in Beijing, when numerous skyscrapers of glass and steel appeared on the cityscape. During his school years, Zhan Wang studied traditional Chinese culture, and spent time considering the relationship between the individual and his environment.