Senies of Work ~ 1 . Gravity Release
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand.”― Pablo Picasso
flight 2001 Camphor tree 180x35x25cm
1.Trees arise from the earth; their roots grab the soil tightly to absorb nutrients to grow straight toward the sky, the opposite direction of the earth's gravity. “Gravity Release” is the debut series of Ping-Cheng LIANG’s wood sculpture. In which he demonstrates a completely different aspect in wood carving creation.
Magic carpet 2008 Hinoki 275x65x125cm
2.In technical aspect, LIANG couldn’t deliver such a handsome work without having a thorough and deep understanding of his wooden materials. His accurate carving skill successfully brings out a thin and light posture from the heavy existence of a block wood, and even gives them curves. The concept of Gravity Release is the most unique representation of LIANG’s lifetime acknowledge of art and aesthetics. In LIANG’s hand, he takes the wood carving into the next level, from heaviness to lightness, gravity to antigravity, clumsiness to grace, he overturns the established impression of wood sculpture with an unprecedented transformation of wooden materials.
carrier of consciousness 2008 Hinoki 80x62x50cm
3.When other sculptors are still wondering how to create their unique “style”, LIANG contemplates otherwise. He attempts on returning materials’ purest essence to represent its contradiction which clearly demonstrates the fundamental difference between contemporary and traditional wood sculpture.
Shell 2018 Pine 57x48x43cm
4.Wood carving has a long history and has been one of the important artistic expressions in Eastern world. Though choosing to create with traditional materials, LIANG motivates to excite all potentials in wood with his unlimited imaginary. Beginning with sensibility and finishing with rationality, LIANG is not afraid to chisel the wood with all his force. During the process, he enjoys a quiet and personal conversation with his wood. The concept and presentation of Gravity Release establish LIANG’s important position in the history of contemporary sculpture.
pipe 2019 Camphor tree 168x70x90cm
Falling 2007 Incense cedar 110x115x70cm
Half bean sprout 2019 Camphor tree 430x175x70cm
Gold hoop 2015 Zeikova 245x85x50cm