shi jinsong: tree motorbikes
shi jinsong: tree motorbikes shi jinsong: tree motorbikes
dec 13, 2009

shi jinsong: tree motorbikes

common shell-less high-emission racing motorcycle in a tree.

‘I just want to know what a big tree – which is four or five meters long – with a speed of more than one hundred km per hour looks like.’ the artist says.



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image © designboom



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image © designboom



shi jinsong’s work is currently part of ‘china – contemporary revival‘, an exhibition at the palazzo reale, milan, italy. on display is a selection of more than 180 art works including paintings, sculptures, installations and videos by 50 contemporary chinese artists. on show from december 11, 2009 to february 7, 2010.



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shi jinsong was born in danyang county, hubei province in 1969, he enrolled at the hubei academy of fine arts in 1994, majoring in sculpture and mastering a gamut of traditional techniques. under the influence of three powerful stimuli – radical socio-cultural change in china; a reading of foucault’s madness and civilization; and the birth of his first daughter – the artist began to investigate ideas of transformation and control. he lives and works in wuhan and beijing, china.

  • crazy

    kp says:
  • Does it talk about environmental problems?

    siyuan zhang says:
  • Chinese are many people and many use motorbikes, what if metal is becoming even more rare – people might use dead trees ?

    Ursula says:
  • take preak

    victorsaber says:
  • If you think this treemotor is crazy..Look at this wooden volkswagen! [url=] wood volkswagen [/url]

    monica says:

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