LI CHEN (Taiwan, B. 1963)
LI CHEN (Taiwan, B. 1963)

Flickering Moonlight

LI CHEN (Taiwan, B. 1963)
Flickering Moonlight
signed ‘Li Chen’ in Pinyin; signed in Chinese; dated ‘2009’; numbered ’1/8’ (on the back)
bronze sculpture
60 x 33.5 x 65 cm. (23 5/8 x 13 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.)
edition 1/8
Executed in 2009
Private Collection, Asia
Asia Art Center, Greatness of Spirit: Li Chen Premiere Sculpture Exhibition in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012 (different sized version illustrated, pp. 102-105).
Place Vendome, Monumental Levity of Li Chen Premiere Sculpture Exhibition Place Vendome Paris, Paris, France, 2014 (different sized version illustrated, pp. 68, 98-99 & 113-114).
Taipei, Taiwan, Freedom Square, Greatness of Spirit: Li Chen Premiere Sculpture Exhibition in Taiwan, 2012 (different sized version exhibited).
Paris, France, Place Vendome, Li Chen‘s Major Sculpture Solo Exhibition, 2013 (different sized version exhibited).

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Lot Essay

A Chinese proverb goes, “water in thousands of rivers reflects the same moon, while no cloud in the sky represents you a clear view,” which is exactly the inspiration for Li Chen’s work Flickering Moonlight (Lot 116). Different from traditional forms of sculpture, the texture of base in this piece of sculpture represents shadows of moon, flickering endless waves that transform static sculpture into moving state. The moon, the moonlight, the shadow and the wave, all interactive elements combines together, showing the wonderful realm in this sculpture. The free and unfettered state shown in the sculpture represents Zen spirit of life. The slow movements and slightly touch in the water was calm and wonderful, elegant and unhurried. Flickering Moonlight is truly an immortal spiritual inspiration to all of us.

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