Recognized as one of the top contemporary sculptors in China today, Chen Wenling has participated in a number of prestigious exhibitions, such as Art Basel in Switzerland and the Shanghai Biennale. Chen Wenling says he was a playful child, “always monkeying around” and he wants to “challenge the extremes in both work and life.”
Chen Wenling is a contemporary Chinese sculptor currently based in Beijing. He was born in 1969 Province, China. Received Bachelor of Arts from the Sculpture Department of Xiamen Academy of Art and Design and Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
Chen has participated in many solo and group expositions and his work is always taking attentions by creativity and originality on interpretations. I think we can call it art!
The sculpture above – entitled ‘What You See Might Not Be Real’ – was created in response to the global financial crisis. The bull represents Wall Street, while the devil pinned to the wall portrays Bernard Madoff, operator of the largest ponzi scheme in history.
I love not only the imagery and subject matter Chen tackles but also the scale on which he creates it. In this case, bigger is definitely better.