Ah xian commenced producing porcelain busts in 1998, after emigrating from china in 1990 the busts are cast from family, friends, and acquaintances, and decorated under his direction by the artisans of jing de zhen, a small town renowned for its porcelain. Learn more about ah xian this artist is listed in the following standard biographical references: mcculloch, alan mcculloch, susan mcculloch, emily mcculloch-childs the new mcculloch's encyclopedia of australian art 4th edition, aus art melbourne & the miegunyah press, 2006. In evolutionaura chinese-australian artist ah xian continues his exploration of the human figurelike the artist himself, the figures occupy an in-between space - between countries and cultures.
Reshaping tradition will includes six prestigious artists, ai weiwei, ah xian, bui cong khanh, harumi nakashima, ikjoong kang, liu jianhua and yeesookyungtradition is the undercurrent that shapes most of the issues and dialogue explored in the proposed exhibition, and all artists critically reference and draw inspiration from earlier ceramic tradition. Ah xian (also known as liu jixian) was born in beijing in 1960, as a child he was an avid painter and became a professional artist at the age of twenty in the early 1980's he exhibited paintings twice at the national art gallery of china in beijing, and also in new york and paris. The casts of human busts are part of a western tradition of portraiture dating back to ancient roman times, while the decorations used by ah xian are unique to china's tradition and in some cases, to the jingdezhen kilns, where the artist produces his works. The last week has seen asian shows opening at many commercial galleries, and the asia society has one of its own, the united states solo debut of the beijing-born sculptor ah xian.
About this project madeleine o'dea journalist and author + ah xian artist madeleine o'dea: looking back 30 years, i realise the most important moments in my china story, the ones that turned what could have been just another journalist's assignment into a lifelong obsession, occurred in the most modest of spaces. When and where was the artwork ah xian what kinds of artworks usually show made what does the artwork say porcelain portrait this kind of image what is the artist. View ah xian's artworks on artnet learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Ah xian (b 1960) moved to australia from beijing in 1990 and worked as a house painter while awaiting permanent residency status he began casting porcelain busts and painting them with traditional chinese designs in 1997 an artist-inresidency followed, he sold a bust to the powerhouse museum, and he held his first solo show in melbourne in 2000. Ah xian was born in beijing in initially trained as a painter, ah xian was a practising artist in china throughout the f eloge de l& par alain truong - page 480 - eloge de l& par art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Ah xian artist born beijing, 1960 xian is regarded as one of the first contemporary artists of his time both in australia and overseas ah xian grew up during. The national gallery of victoria today announced ah xian as the recipient of the 2009 clemenger contemporary art awardah xian was awarded the prize of $50,000 for the work, concrete forest. Ah xian artist born beijing, 1960 xian is regarded as one of the first contemporary artists of his time both in australia and overseas ah xian grew up during the cultural revolution in china and was trained as an artist specialising in painting he came to australia as a visiting student during the 1980's at the university of tasmanias school of art he returned to china shortly. Ah xi'an: 7 exhibitions from jan 1993 - jan 2015, exhibition venues worldwide of artist ah xi'an, exhibition history, summary of artist-infocom records, solo/group exhibitions, visualization, biography, artist-portfolio, artwork offers, artwork requests, exhibition announcements. For ah xian (pronounced ah-shyan) it was the first commission of a dynamic career born liu ji xian in 1960 in beijing, he taught himself art and by the 1980s, known as ah xian, he was a professional artist in the chinese capital.
Ah xian (born 1960 in beijing) is a chinese born artist based in sydney, australia ah xian was a practising artist in china throughout the 1980s he sought political asylum in australia following the events of tiananmen square in 1989 and moved to sydney in 1990 he started work on porcelain. This exhibition presents an important suite of early paintings by chinese-born australian artist ah xian generously gifted to the gallery by the artist and donors, these works largely draw on the iconography of socialist realist first aid posters from china's cultural revolution (1966-76) and convey experiences of trauma and the process of healing. Ah xian ah xian is a senior chinese-australian artist who is best known for his contemporary use of the ancient mediums of porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné and jade musings on art, design, & life painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Ah xian re-contextualizes these traditional motifs as tattoo's, and enforces this reading, because this is what we identify patterning on the skin as, and then hooks the viewer into the secondary reading of the tattoo, as a marker of identity. Queensland art gallery director tony ellwood appears to have become a significant patron of chinese-born australian artist ah xian in recent weeks his gallery paid a record auction price for the.
Ah xian rhana devenport, suhanya raffel, lynne seear, ian were 56 pages paperback colour this publication - featuring the sculpture of chinese-australian artist ah xian - includes his recent life-size cloisonné enamel body, and busts in traditional lacquer-work, jade and porcelain. Born in beijing, ah xian first came to australia in 1989, as visiting artist at the tasmanian school of art, hobart stranded by the events of tienanmen square, he sought asylum here, settling in sydney with his brother and fellow artist liu xiao xian. Ah xian had travelled to jingdezhen, china and this is where the inspiration for this exhibition originated the artist was also influenced by his own journey - one that combined his own culture and the ideas of the western world. Home essays the artist, ah xian the artist, ah xian topics: han chinese , chinese mythology , chinese dragon pages: 6 (2364 words) published: april 7, 2013.
'ah xian: metaphysica' features bronze busts from an ongoing series by chinese-australian artist ah xian cast from life in a lengthy process, each figure in 'metaphysica' is subtly different in patina and expression. Ah xian 146 likes ah xian is a chinese born artist based in sydney, australia.