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Sculpture by 牟柏岩 Mu Boyan (b. 1976 China): Dot (Fatty series), 2013 (Color on Stainless steel) / Aye Gallery / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14253 | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Sculpture by 牟柏岩 Mu Boyan (b. 1976 China): Dot (Fatty series), 2013 (Color on Stainless steel) / Aye Gallery / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14253

Whereas having a chiseled body may be a physical ideal in the modern times, being fat was once considered a natural beauty in China. As early as Han Dynasty, the rounded figures used to be desired. And in the early to mid 1900s, when wars were fought across the nation, being fat was once considered a sign of being “well fed,” even though this notion has slowly dissipated.

 

The “Fatty” sculptural series by Chinese artist 牟柏岩 Mu Boyan (b. 1976) depicts a naked male figure in unimaginable position. Here he is seen hanging onto a ledge and would not let go. Some art critics see the figure as that of sumo wrestler, though I highly doubt that at Chinese artist would be referencing sports culture from Japan.

 

Similar to the laughing men of 岳敏君 Yue Minjun, you either love it or hate it, but the one thing you cannot do is forget about it. And in that sense it is a successful piece.

 

Truly demented. Crazyisgood. Just the kind of art I love.

 

牟柏岩 Mu Boyan (b. 1976 Yunan, China)

Dot

2013

Color on Stainless steel

142 x 37 x 42 cm

 

# 牟柏岩 Mu Boyan

b. 1976

+ 1993-1997: 中央美术学院 China Central Academy of Fine Arts

+ 1997-2002: BFA, Sculpture, China Central Academy of Fine Arts 中央美术学院雕塑系,获学士学位

+ 2002-2005: MFA, Sculpture, China Central Academy of Fine Arts 中央美术学院雕塑系,获硕士学位。

+ 2005: Teaches at China Central Academy of Fine Arts 中央美术学院

 

# Aye Gallery

Rm 601, Unit 3, Yonghe Garden, Yard 3, Dongbinhe Road, Dongcheng District

Beijing 100013

China

www.ayegallery.com/

 

# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-05-23T18:33:48+0800

+ Dimensions: 3545 x 5252

+ Exposure: 1/30 sec at f/4.0

+ Focal Length: 29 mm

+ ISO: 100

+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D

+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM

+ GPS: 22°16'59" N 114°10'22" E

+ Location: 香港會議展覽中心 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

+ Workflow: Lightroom 4

+ Serial: SML.20130523.6D.14253

+ Series: 新聞攝影 Photojournalism, SML Fine Art, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

 

# Media Licensing

Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

 

Sculpture by 牟柏岩 Mu Boyan (b. 1976 China): Dot (Fatty series), 2013 (Color on Stainless steel) / Aye Gallery / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14253

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Taken on May 23, 2013