Sui Jianguo’s latest exhibition entitled Touchable, contains a series of large-scale, contemporary sculptures which communicate the relationship between self and surrounding. This series of work (a large step away from the infamous Mao Series), represents the conflicts between surface and the objectivity of the material world. Jianguo utilises clay as a medium to poignantly allude to its malleable quality, whilst contrasting this soft interplay with the formality of black textures. Touchable will be on view at Pace Gallery, Beijing till August 22nd.
Text: Adwena Shemon
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