Liu Xiaoqing is a sculptor graduated from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and is currently living in Shenzhen. He established his studio and art organization Zuotang Art in 2005. He has participated in many local and international contemporary art exhibitions and curatorship of sculpture projects. He was also awarded the Merit Award of “National Exhibition of Fine Arts” in China.
Industrialization and digitalization have marked how natural world has been eroded and changed.
The artwork seemingly reflects harmony between the deer and the forest. But with a closer look, the forest is pieced together by steel pipe, a representation of modern industry that conveys an image of indifference and rudeness. When human advances, nature retreats. But nature will express herself by some other waysas sandstorm, haze, tsunami, drought…
The work beseeches human beings to respect and to create dialogues. It hopes to awaken people’s self-control and balance between natural survival and human choices.
1) Copper pipe with coated paint
2) Steel pipe with coated paint
700mm (L) X 500mm (W) X 1380mm (H)