WHEN : 17th August – 5th October
WHERE : Caboolture Regional Gallery
Ah Xian is a senior Chinese/Australian artist who is best known for his contemporary use of the ancient mediums of porcelain, lacquer, cloisonné and jade. The human body is of central importance within his work, which incorporates traditional Chinese iconography to reference past experiences.
‘Metaphysica’ is the title given by Ah Xian to his ongoing series of bronze busts, a recent development in his work. Cast from life in a lengthy process, each figure is subtly different in patina and expression. Also distinguishing each one are the objects which rest on top of the busts’ heads, ranging from deities and temples to animals and lamps.
Ah Xian: Metaphysica is a Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art touring exhibition.