- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Media category
- Materials used
- inkjet pigment print
- 3 + 2 AP
201.1 x 350.5 cm sheet
204.6 x 73.6 x 6.5 cm frame or 204.6 x 368.0 x 6.5 cm overall frame
a - right, 200.4 x 69 cm, (printed later)
a - right, 210.4 x 73 cm, (printed later)
b - centre right, 200.4 x 69 cm, (printed later)
b - centre right, 210.4 x 73 cm, (printed later)
c - centre, 200 x 69 cm
c - centre, 210 x 73 cm
d - centre left, 200 x 69 cm
d - centre left, 210 x 73 cm
e - left, 200 x 69 cm
e - left, 210 x 73 cm
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner on screen a, black felt ink "郭健 Guo Jian 2016".
Signed and dated l.r. corner on screen b, black felt ink "郭健 Guo Jian 2016".
Signed and dated l.r. corner on screen c, black felt ink "郭健Guo Jian 2016".
Signed and dated u.l. corner on screen d, black felt ink "郭健 Guo Jian 2016".
Signed and dated u.l. corner on screen e, black felt ink "郭健 Guo Jian 2016".
- Gift of Guo Jian 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Guo Jian
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Guo Jian’s intricate photographic collage The Landscape No.1 depicts a serene landscape based on a famous painting of Qian Li Jiang Shan Tu (Landscape of thousands of miles) by Wang Ximeng (1096-1119). On close observation, this image subtly unfolds to reveal a sea of montaged smiling faces belonging to movie and television stars. According to the artist, their notoriously sexy smiles infiltrate all aspects of the environment in contemporary China. Juxtaposing a unique cultural heritage with the malignant side of consumerism, Guo Jian brings into focus the environmental and cultural decay that has begun to take hold of present day China.
Guo Jian is a well-known Chinese Australian artist in Australia based in New South Wales. He first come to Australia in 1992 and established a career that saw his paintings acquired by various institutions including the National Gallery of Australia. He returned to live in China in 2005 but in 2014, after giving an interview to the Financial Times, was deported.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Way We Eat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2021–13 Jun 2022