GAO XIAOWU

Evolution
328 x 183 x 179 cm
Stainless Steel
Sculpture
2014

 

This sculptural depiction of a shark transforming into an extravagantly ornamental goldfish illustrates the human tendency to work against nature. The title refers to rebirth and metamorphosis, alluding to the transformation of society through industrialisation and technology that the artist sees as artificial, an evolution against nature.


BIO
Born in 1976 in Sanming, Fujian province in Southern China, Gao Xiaowu graduated from the sculpture department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2004. His sculptures often explore the new challenges faced by ordinary people in contemporary Chinese cities though humour and satire.

www.gaoxiaowu.com

Moscow Image Credit: Natasha Polskaya

Evolution - Gao Xiaowu - Monaco 2014
Evolution - Gao Xiaowu - Monaco 2014
Evolution - Gao Xiaowu - Monaco 2014
Evolution - Gao Xiaowu - Moscow 2015