Ah Xian is active/lives in China. Ah Xian is known for sculpture.
Biography Ah Xian
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
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