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Title

Return to the origin, no.7 , from the series Return to the Origin

2014

Artist

Guan Wei

China, Australia

1957 –

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    原点
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain
    Dimensions
    46.5 x 27.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated base, underglaze 'Guan [Chinese character], G.W 2014'.

    Credit
    Mollie Douglas Bequest and funds provided by Silas Suen 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    193.2020.1
    Copyright
    © Guan Wei
    Artist information
    Guan Wei

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Guan Wei has often looked to the constellations in the sky, recalling their mystical interpretations and the magical creatures thought to be portrayed among them. In this bust-like sculpture he conjures them again and points to the chaotic and exhausting pace of modern life. He asks us to “free our hearts… and return to the origin”; to look to the stars and see in them the potential for “infinite freedom and happiness”.

    As Guan Wei puts it “everything in the universe, including particles, atoms, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself are living entities. These include the negative and positive sides of the moon and the repulsion and attraction of constellations under universal gravitation. Multiple focal points, repeated cycles and phase sequences are all connected. This is the eastern view of the universe” (Guan Wei, 2020).

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

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