Vancouver Biennale Brings Water #10 to the City of Richmond
Thursday March 4th, 2010
Beautiful sunny weather and reflective sculptures along the Fraser River. Sounds like an average day at the beginning of March, doesn’t it?
The Vancouver Biennale has installed this amazing piece by Chinese sculptor Jen Ren over the Cambie Bridge in the City of Richmond.
It’s the verticle twin of Ren Jun’s Freezing Water #7 which was installed in the fall of 2009 at Vancouver’s Vanier Park.
Both pieces are made from Stainless steel and weigh several tonnes. They’re inspired slashes of water and contain a wondrous fluidity in their design.
Water #7 & Water #10
This artist’s inspiration came from pure forms; liquid water or mercury stopped in motion that revealed its shape as a drop or spill caught in the air. Though weighing seven tons, with no angles, or hard edges, the form flows visually and appears light and fluid. The foundation for this sculpture has a substructure of 65 cubic metres of concrete and steel.
Jun Ren makes his North American debut with this elegant, amorphic stainless steel sculpture titled Water #7 & Water #10. The recent work by the Chinese sculptor Jun Ren, draws his inspiration from pure forms, liquid water or mercury stopped in motion to reveal its shape as a drop or spill caught in the air. Though weighing seven tons with no angles, or hard edges, the form flows visually and appears light and fluid.
Jun Ren graduated from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Shaanxi Provence, China. Jun Ren represents the energy and opportunity of the ‘New China’, living outside the metropolis of Beijing; he has become a successful and respected sculptor of monumental and historical sculpture with works spanning cities from South to North of China, including many emerging industrial cities. His older work embodies a spirit of heroism that reflects the political, economic, cultural and historical characteristics and contradictions that flow through this time of great transition in Chinese society. His recent body of work is a dramatic departure in form, and inspiration from his earlier representational work.
For more information visit our page for Jun Ren.