The beauty of “Monumental Levity” ! A remarkable visuality blends with contemporary thought ! TONIGHT at 9pm, Chineseness on Discovery Channel will unveil the artistic journey of renowned sculptor Li Chen. Li Chen acquired in-depth knowledge of religious doctrine and aesthetics of classical art in his early years. He incorporates feelings of self-mindfulness and interpretations of Chinese classics from the Buddhist and Taoist traditions, and accomplished a style which has fully liberated itself from the confines of tradition. The underlying aesthetic principles in Li’s sculpture are based not only on a “dual composition” of Eastern traditions and Western sculptural language but also on an ongoing dialogue with the spiritual and material cultures of Africa and Oceania. His art work aspires to a spiritual arts therapy, uncovering a wealth of joy amidst the simple life’s pleasures, innovating a spiritual space through the pieces, as humor embellishes a metaphorical engagement with the world.
Sunday (12/29) at 9pm, LI CHEN on Discovery Channel’s Chineseness will show you how the artist redefines Chinese sculpture with spirituality.
12/29 Li Chen、1/5 Xu Bing
Rebroadcast Time: Every Thursday at 7pm