Tai Chi Single Whip
Ju Ming, Taiwan
Undoubtedly the most famous of Ju Ming’s work is his Tai Chi series, which celebrates the meditative practice of Tai Chi. His larger than life bronze figures bristle with movement and energy, communicating not just the physical but also the spiritual aspect of the ancient practice to which the artist is devoted. Ju Ming’s dexterity in harnessing and mastering his materials combined with his seemingly effortless facility in abstracting a figure and its movements, yet retaining its soul, is what makes him and his work one of the jewels of contemporary Asian Art.