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Casting the Soul with the Literary Heart

(Xinhua
(Xinhua / Shen Hong)
Born in January 1962 in Dongtai of Jiangsu Province, Wu Weishan graduated from the Art Faculty of Nanjing Normal University. He is now a member of the CPPCC, head of the Art Institute of the Chinese National Academy of Arts and the China Academy of Sculpture, president of the Art Institute of Nanjing University, as well as an honorary academician at CUHK and an honorary doctor of philosophy at Inje University. He is also a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the Society of Portrait Sculptors UK and the Chinese Artists Association. In 2011, he was awarded China Art Prize.
(Xinhua
(Xinhua / Shen Hong)
Since 1996, he has held several solo exhibitions in various countries and regions including the United States, Holland, Hong Kong and Macao. In 2006, sponsored by nine institutes including the Central Committee of China Democratic League and the Chinese Artists Association, "Casting the Soul with the Literary Heart -- Exhibition of Wu Weishan’s Sculptural Works" was inaugurated in the National Art Museum of China. A great number of his historical figure sculptures are displayed in various cities in and out China and widely welcomed by local communities. He became a "Y.K. Pao Distinguished Visiting Artist" in 2000, and his outstanding work "Sleeping Child" won the Pangolin Award issued by the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
(Xinhua
(Xinhua / Shen Hong)
Wu has been advocating the combination of contemporary style and Chinese spirit. He insists that it is necessary to blend the essence of eastern and western art in creating sculptures, and proposed a new concept "Expressive Sculpture". He has devoted a great deal of enthusiasm to the nation and country in his sculpture works, which are distinctly expressive, poetic and magnificent. The way he endows cold stone with warm spirit and makes dumb sculpture expressive stands out in current sculpting circles. His statue " Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall" visualizes the deep pain and grief of Chinese people in the massacre, and their desire for peace.
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Wu Weishan's sculpture work
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Wu Weishan & Ban Ki-moon
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Wu Weishan's sculpture work
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Wu Weishan's sculpture work


 


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