'The Golden Fortune Pig' 2016
23 ⨯ 26 ⨯ 12 cm
- About the artworkIn China pigs were giving a meaning, both historically and culturally. Pigs symbolise wealth , much and prosperity. Pigs are the stepping stone of the development of China. Pigs are still present in Chines cuisines and many customs locally and religiously. Pigs are much more than what they are in China. By putting the pig on a bed of red roses the luck is increasing as the rose stands for luck. Zhang Yong made this beautiful bronze sculpture for those longing for fortune!
- About the artist
For Chinese sculptor Zhang Yong working in his spacious studio “is like sitting in a boat and crossing the river”. This is a lovely metaphor for a young, animated artist who always places people at the heart of his work.
People, in all their nakedness, with all their loneliness and contemplation. Zhang Yong’s bronze sculptures are burned into your memory after a single encounter. Is it because of Zhang Yong’s ‘signature’, which is so unique and distinctive? The subdued and earthy colours which are just as engaging as the shape and subject matter of his sculptures?
Zhang Yong has already built up an impressive body of work. He made his name at the Annual International Exhibition of Sculptures in Shanghai in 2007. This was followed by a number of solo exhibitions at important ‘art hot spots’ in China.
In 2013 Galerie Kunstbroeders discovered Zhang Yong and brought his work to Europe. An introduction with wonderful consequences …
Zhang Yong is exclusively represented in Europe by Galerie Kunstbroeders.