Heavy Wounds Analysis

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Ah Xian is a painter and sculptor, his artwork has links to Chinese traditional works as well as his own personal culture and heritage. Xian was born in 1960 in Beijing, China, he eventually got a scholarship to the University of Tasmania school of Art in 1989. He then returned to China and he was present for the Tiananmen Square Massacres which took place on the 4th of June 1989. Xian later created a series of artworks titled ‘Heavy Wounds’, they reflected the violence and death due to the massacres. This exhibition which was held in Sydney gave him recognition. Xian experiments with sculpturing and ceramic techniques. Xian often hand paints onto his casts, using traditional Chinese and Buddhist motifs. In the 2000s he began to experiment
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