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. Holland cotter reviews asia society exhibition of works by contemporary beijing-born sculptor ah xian photo (s. Chinese-australian artist ah xian is one of australia's leading contemporary artists, and our recent conversation at his home in sydney's northern suburbs began with a dramatic announcement by him that he is no longer making the porcelain busts and cloisonné figures that propelled him to overnight success when he won the national gallery of australia's inaugural national sculpture prize.
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. 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. Ah xian is a chinese visual artist who was born in 1960 ah xian has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the pacific asia museum and at the art. View china, china - bust 53 by ah xian on artnet browse upcoming and past auction lots by ah xian.
Ah xian giggles into his green tea as he describes how he once recruited himself as a guinea pig and ended up in casualty with chemical burns it was the early 1990s the sydney-based chinese. China, china: recent works in porcelain by ah xian was an exhibition of 40 hand-painted, porcelain body-casts by one of the most interesting artists to emerge from post-cultural revolution china the exhibition was the result of the artist's sojourn to jingdezhen, china, the historic centre of. Ah xian is a chinese- australian artist he is interested in the human body and how using contemporary materials to explore it can create meaning. Informing ah xian's art ah xian states in a matter-of-fact manner that he is a self-taught artist, who did not undertake formal study in an art college or.
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. Published by queensland art gallery, 2004 edited by ian were essays by suhanya raffel, lynne seear, and rhana devenport foreword by doug hall ah xian's breathtaking work human human - lotus, cloisonné figure is an exceptional example of contemporary figurative sculpture, one that melds. Ah xian is a self taught artist who held his first exhibition in shanghai in he migrated to australia in find this pin and more on ah xian by ristretto ah xian: art between east and west ‹ - the international coolhunting magazine. For my last case study i chose to write about contemporary chinese artist ah xian i focused on his two works metaphysica created in 2007 and heavy wounds created in 1991.
Ah xian makes the designs on the busts largely resemble tattoos, making a statement about the indelibility of an individual's cultural background and heritage his focus on the merging of western and chinese art forms in sculpture is a postmodern approach to his art to convey his contextual concerns. Ah xian is a chinese-australian contemporary artist interested in the human body and how contemporary craft can make it meaningful ah xian uses many different techniques and materials, based on ancient chinese crafts skills, including porcelain, cloisonne, lacquer, jade, ox-bone inlay and bronze as well as concrete. Ah xian is a commendable artist his embrace of heritage and identity allows him to stand apart from the scope of contemporary artists of australia's industry it is through xian's mode of representing the human form that allows the channelling of subjective emotions of displacement, cultural barriers, loss and freedom.
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. 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 however the. Ah xian, artist art auction sale prices for 11 works by ah xian in australia and new zealand, art market statistics and valuations.
Ah xian came to australia from beijing in 1989, having already gained some recognition and experience as an artist here. China refigured brings together sculptures by contemporary chinese artist ah xian and a selection of traditional art works drawn principally from the rockefeller collection the majority of these works are porcelain, one of the most significant chinese exports to europe in the late sixteenth. Queensland art gallery director tony ellwood appears to have become a significant patron of chinese-born australian artist ah xian in recent weeks. Ah xian's 'china china' works are porcelain body copies cast from life models, which the artist has painted with traditional chinese porcelain designs in underglaze, and some in overglaze enamels.