Beijing, artist Wang Ruilin creates stunning animal sculptures infused with a profound sense of meaning and emotion. When asked about his work, the artist explains that his goal is not to depict a horse or whale per se, but rather to borrow their images as a vehicle to express his own thoughts and feelings. While his Ark series conveys his “… denial of our current world and a depiction of an ideal one” where earth and animal intertwine – his equine pieces are a bit more inward looking, with the horses often standing as direct representations of himself. A product of his environment, Ruilin’s traditional Chinese upbringing has had a formative influence on his work, with Eastern classical art and traditional Chinese views standing as central touchstones. Ruilin currently has four primary collections, each an ongoing exploration of life, nature and emotion through sculptural form. Enjoy!
“I always believe that works originally exist, but they are buried into chaos. The mission of artists is to detect the deep side of heart with techniques and peel out the works that originally exist from various experiences.” – Wang Ruilin
Wang Ruilin currently lives and works out of a rented Beijing warehouse which he remodeled with his wife. Such stunning work, Wang Ruilin – you had us at Rhino.
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