The new series of works Evolution is based on cultural elements spanning time and space, and focusing on cultural differences within globalisation. The Evolution series escapes the realm of classical culture to spread its creation field to a certain primary art, brought by subculture and cultural borders.
The posture and bearing of this Tang Dynasty court lady reflects China’s history of a powerful and open society. The court lady wears a Fang Ngil mask, creating an indefinable futuristic aspect. Ngil masks were worn in certain ritual by Ngil secret societies (which now no longer exist), the long heart-shaped face symbolizes juridical power.
Evolution – Tang Dynasty Painted Figure Court Lady, Fang Ngil Ceremonial Mask 2016
Mineral-based composite, wood, stainless steel, mineral pigments
60 x 20 x 17 cm
Produced by Madein Company
The NGV design store is please to present a selection of Xu Zhen artists editions and design wares from the Xu Zhen store, produced by Madein Company.
Edition of 99
Each edition is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity
with the artist’s signature. Signed and numbered on the base.