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Ah Xian

 (born 1960)
Ah Xian is active/lives in China.  Ah Xian is known for sculpture.

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Born in Beijing, Ah Xian first came to Australia in 1989, as visiting artist at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart.  Stranded by the events of Tienanmen Square, he sought asylum here, settling in Sydney with his brother and fellow artist Liu Xiao Xian.  In the alienation of exile, Ah Xian found a degree of cultural solace in historical national traditions, expanding his painting practice in the late 1990s to incorporate traditional Chinese decorative arts, often working in collaboration with artisans in his native country.

In the breakthrough China China series, naturalistic porcelain busts (life casts of family and friends) are deco1. Ah Xian, artist's statement, in Charles Green (ed.), 2006/contemporary commonwealth/, Melbourne; National Gallery of Victoria, 2006, p. 131   ...  Displaying 972 of 2937 characters.

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China, China - Bust 9 1998
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