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金鋼獸首

語音導覽 不銹鋼 Stainless steel
80 x 36 x 74cm

  金鋼獸首,高80cm,犀首高昂,目視遠方,仍然延續「金鋼」系列的幾何硬邊、工業鉚釘等重要元素。除了「獸首」雕塑本身的圖騰象徵之意,《金鋼獸首》有其自身兩點重要的含義。
  提及「獸首」,最繞不開的話題就是圓明園十二生肖獸首銅像,是原中國清朝皇家園林,龍首、蛇首、羊首、雞首、狗首至今下落不明。犀牛是中國歷代皇族不可替代的尊貴象徵,白居易更有詩言「通天白犀帶,照地紫麟袍」,唐朝的達官貴人,以使用「白犀帶」為時尚,並作為其地位尊貴的象徵。藝術家用當代的語言,以銅、不鏽鋼重鑄犀牛獸首,犀牛角高高指向天際,象徵中華文化的不屈不撓。是對國寶的敬意,更是對歷史的警醒。

The artist adapts an embossment effect and makes “The Impregnable Rhino” a vivid relief on the steel board. The head of the rhino has been symmetrically divided into half. Steel, which symbolizes industrial civilization and has stainlessness feature, has been used to give the sculpture a mirror surface a special ability to reflect its surrounding. It is more visually appealing and has become part of the natural environment. Embossing technique enables the artist to make art works that are no longer 2-dimensional. This multifaceted characteristic is superimposed on the grandiose rhino design and together builds a unique watching experience for viewers. “The Impregnable Rhino” has strong line quality and steady structure. It highly represents Li-Jen’s macro and determined aesthetic preference.