Title : Lose the Space
Size : 53 x 47 cm.
Date : 1995
Technique : Oil on Canvas
The Artist depicts his deep feelings about the loss of traditional Chinese culture and moral values in the evolution of China to a modern society. The clay terracotta figure from the Chin (Qin) Dynasty, the ruler that established Chin-a in the year 200 BC, represents the centralization of state power in ancient times. The figure in robes, from the Tang Dynasty (12th Century) symbolizes the apex of Chinese culture. The black chopper, used to chop straw, represents the threat to culture. The shadow means that modern people have lost their traditions and as a result their spirit has no home. This prevents them from dealing with the experiences and changes that modernization brings.