Artworks by Cai Zhisong

Blue Cloud Panel by Cai Zhisong

53 x 19 x 82 cm
Mixed Media, Acrylic Panels & Stainless Steel

Ode to Motherland Set by Cai Zhisong

Average height per piece: 27 cm
Can be sold individually

Deer by Cai Zhisong

277.8 x 226 x 98 cm
Stainless Steel

A Warrior no. 4 by Cai Zhisong

35 x 22 x 24 cm
Glass-fiber reinforced resin, copperplate, brass wires

A Warrior no. 8 by Cai Zhisong

26 x 28 x 47 cm
Glass-Fibre reinforced resin, copperplate, brass wires

Rose Panel by Cai Zhisong

60 x 120 cm
Lead

A Silent Warrior by Cai Zhisong

17.5 x 15.5 x 21 cm
Bronze

A Warrior no. 7 by Cai Zhisong

26 x 20 x 45 cm
Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Copperplate, Brass Wires

An Attendant no. 4 by Cai Zhisong

29 x 30 x 25 cm
Glas Fiber Reinforced Resin, Lead Wires, Lead Sheet

Refinement to Motherland no. 2 by Cai Zhisong

120 x 33 x 0.25 cm
Sheet Plate, Brass Wires

Custom to Motherland no. 5 by Cai Zhisong

106 x 123 x 198 cm
Glass Fiber Reinforced Sheet Lead, Lead Wires, Bronze

Custom to Motherland no. 3 by Cai Zhisong

94 x 74 x 235 cm
Glass Fiber Reinforced Sheet Lead, Lead Wires, Bronze

Rose Scroll by Cai Zhisong

200 x 200 x 820 cm
Cast Stainless Steel

Ode to Motherland No. 5 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
160 x 70 x 95 cm

An Attendant No. 3 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
56.8 x 15 x 43 cm

An Attendant No. 2 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
43 x 17 x 58 cm

A Warrior No. 6 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
27 x 20 x 48 cm

Ode to Motherland No. 8 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
203 x 81 x 85 cm

Ode to Motherland No. 7 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
300 x 60 x 300 cm

Ode to Motherland No. 6 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
90 x 45 x 58 cm

Rose Square Scroll by Cai Zhisong

Sheet Lead
122 x 122 x 5 cm

Rose by Cai Zhisong

Lead Brown Stannum
15 x 12 x 58 cm

Cloud by the Window by Cai Zhisong

Stainless Steel, Composite Material
226 x 20 x 180.5 cm (Frame) 82 x 65 x 38 cm (Cloud)

Platform Cloud by Cai Zhisong

38 x 25 x 3 cm (base) / 12.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (cloud)
Stainless Steel, Composite Material

Ode to Motherland No. 9 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
70 x 60 x 189 cm

Ode to Motherland No. 10 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
54 x 62 x 190 cm

Ode to Motherland No.11 by Cai Zhisong

Glass Fiber Reinforced Resin, Brass Wires, Copperplate
207 x 60 x 32 cm

Rose Scroll by Cai Zhisong

Sheet Lead
50 x 244 x 7 cm

Rose Scroll by Cai Zhisong

Sheet Lead
50 x 244 x 7 cm

Rose in a Box by Cai Zhisong

Lead Bronze Stannum
6 x 5.5 x 20 cm

Cloud (Magnetic Suspension) by Cai Zhisong

Composite Material, Stainless Steel
16.5 x 12.5 x 8 cm (cloud) 20 x 20 x 152 cm (base)

Square Rose by Cai Zhisong

Sheet Lead
40 x 40 x 10 cm

Small Cloud Boat by Cai Zhisong

Alloy Casting, Gold Plating, Resin
21 x 17 x 16 cm

Large Cloud by Cai Zhisong

Stainless Steel Spray Paint
720 x 650 x 350 cm

Cai Zhisong

蔡志松

Born in 1972. A sculpture artist whose powerful work has gained him international recognition, Cai Zhisong, a graduate of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Art, was the first Chinese artist to win the prestigious Taylor prize at the Paris Autumn Salon in Eiffel-Branly. Established in 1903, many of the world’s most famous artists have participated in the Autumn Salon, including Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, Bonnard and Rodin. The Autumn Salon opens every year, comprising of painting, sculpture, architecture and photography. Named after Baron Taylor, only one distinguished artist receives the Taylor Prize every year.

Cai Zhisong at YANG GALLERY Singapore & Beijing 798
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Cai Zhisong’s ‘Beyond the Cloud Solo Exhibition’ was successfully held at YANG GALLERY • Beijing 798.

Created with great technical skill and inventiveness, Cai Zhisong’s impressive sculptures derive their inspiration from the sculptures of the Qin (221-206 B.C.) and Han Dynasties (206/202 B.C. – 220). Taking empirical figures, servants and warriors as his models, he uses modern techniques and materials to transform historically endowed entities into an entirely new significance and actuality. Out of glass-fiber reinforced resin and thin sheets of metal Cai Zhisong creates figures that capture the viewer’s imagination and achieve a timeless beauty. Intricate surface detail, such as the figures’ ornate hairstyles created out of thin wires, contrast with the simple, clear shapes and poses of his sculptures. Although impressive in size, the use of high tech material makes the figures seem amazingly light.

Cai Zhisong’s latest series of works -“Motherland”- not only shows his fascination with ancient Chinese culture but also addresses the dangers and consequences of cultural erosion in the face of today’s increasing Globalization. An attempt to counteract this development, his artwork attempts to establish an indigenous form of contemporary art. Central to his work lies the belief that art should be pluralistic, while the modern art world – despite its seeming diversity – harbors the danger of uniformity. Cai Zhisong observes the already existent centralization and economic strength of western civilizations driving many marginalized regional cultures to the periphery of society to become culture reservations or tourist attractions.

Although derived from ancient sources, the expressive poses do not possess much in common with the static, solemn sculpture-works of former periods of Chinese art. Carefully balanced between movement and stillness they create a tension, which engages the viewer’s imagination. Furthermore, Cai Zhisong’s use of material gives his sculptures a modern feel. Choosing from a wide range of different materials available today from traditional to high tech, he develops a distinctive style, in which thin sheets of metal are applied to a skeleton of reinforced glass-fiber resin, sometimes overlaying the metal sheets further with other materials. Rather than building a smooth surface, the many small sheets overlay each other creating a patchwork pattern, which, although barely visible, is one of the distinct characteristics of Cai Zhisong’s style.

The often deferring, subservient poses of Cai Zhisong’s figures seem to mourn the loss of history and cultural identity of the present age. However they also convey more general ideas about the hardships of life, evoking feelings that every viewer can relate to.