Zheng Guogu

Waterfall

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Waterfall
Zheng Guogu
Waterfall
2003
Collaborative work with the Yangjiang group inc. Chen Zaiyan and Sun Qinglin

Wax, calligraphy, metal armature
210 x 140 x 140 cm

Zheng Guogu’s sculptural work often combines enduring and imperious materials with unorthodox and fragile substances, the physicality of his forms operating as both tactile and symbolic matter. In Waterfall, melted wax pours over a metal ballast, literally freezing poetry in motion, embedding calligraphy scripts in the pristine fountain. Suggestive of a mountainous landscape, Waterfall is both illusory and monumental, creating an image of cyclical purity, a suspended and harmonious tension between permanence and temporality; its ethereal whiteness in Chinese culture signifies grief and mourning.


     
 


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