Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey

San Francisco Bay Area artist Wanxin Zhang’s larger-than-life ceramic figures are inspired by the 8,000 clay soldiers of the Qin terra cotta army unearthed in Xian, China, in 1974. Zhang’s work combines ancient Chinese tradition with the 21st century’s way of life. His large-scale contemporary sculptures meld the cultures of East and West in manner of dress, hair, fashion and appearance.  While drawn from Chinese sculptural traditions, each figure has its own distinct personality and is imbued with peculiarities such as contemporary apparel,
wire-rim glasses, a tie or binoculars.

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