Friday, July 20, 2007

Liu Jianhua

I recently discovered Chinese artist Liu Jianhua's porcelain plate series (via Phantasmaphile) and was completely blown away. I find these works to be so erotically charged; disturbing as well as slightly humorous, utterly compelling and undeniably well crafted.

"Liu Jianhua creates small-scale sculptures from fibreglass and porcelain. Trained as a ceramicist from the age of fifteen, he is well-known for several series of works of headless and armless female figures dressed in cheongsams and high heels and lying in erotic poses. His works comment on attitudes to women as well as the place of China on the contemporary art scene and political world stage."

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