Wanxin Zhang was born in China and began his art career in sculpting metal. When he relocated to San Francisco in the early 90's, his artistic perspective was influenced by the California Funk Ceramics Movement, leading to his work in clay.
Each piece is a dialogue between East and West, old and new, creating a discussion on the truth of heroism within our cultures. Influenced by real people and universal concepts, he explores the depths of our humanities as an individual and as a collective culture.
Often compared with Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army-- discovered in Xi'an, China in 1974, just as Wanxin was coming of age-- his sculptures are a reflection of this army and its immortal representation of China's ancient past. What the Terra Cotta Army said of the Emperor's reign is being directly challenged by Wanxin's representation of global society today.
"Trinocular" is a word made up by Wanxin to portray the notion that universally we all possess a third eye to view the world and the people around us, although we are sometimes unconscious of these thoughts, or actively deny they exist.
"Wintergreen" is of the Traveler Series, exploring the philosophy of all human beings as travelers throughout our lifetimes-- not necessarily from place to place, but the travel through ideas, philosophy and beliefs, friendships and relationships.
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