Sui Jianguo

Sui Jianguo

#Prophet

SHENZHEN, CHINA

Considered one of China’s most distinguished and inventive contemporary sculptors, Sui Jianguo’s Prophet rises 8 metres within a prestigious Gemdale development in Gangxia, Shenzhen. The cast bronze artwork with its gold finished surface is sited at the main entrance and acts as a portal, welcoming visitors into the commercial street which is the heart of Shenzhen.

A continuation of his Blind Portraits series, Sui creates initial clay maquettes which he builds intuitively by hand whilst blindfolded. Transformed into a large-scale public artwork, Prophet manifests the fundamental forces of physics through the intimate merging, twisting and distorting of material by a makers hand.

This process illustrates the artists playful exploration of traditional Chinese art and contemporary Western art through its combination of sensory intuition and subjective expression.

Image Credit: Rex Zou, Charlie Xia

#Project summary

Creative

Sui Jianguo

Artwork Title

Prophet

Project

One Avenue

Client

Gemdale, Excellence Group and Dabaihui Group

Year

2020

Location

Shenzhen, China

Build

UAP

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