November – December 2004
The Fullerton Hotel 1 Fullerton Square #01-10 Singapore 049178
Many tend to associate Ju Ming as a sculptor well renowned for his Taichi series. When Ju Ming started his Living World series of works, he explored the usage of other mediums such as oil paintings, collages and painted wood sculptures. This will be the first time that this series of unique works are shown in Singapore. These works were created between 1985 and 2002 and are considered to be significant works from Ju Ming’s Living World series. The Living World series is a drastic departure from the pared-down bareness of Ju Ming’s perennial Taichi series, where Ju Ming merges the beauty of sculpture with the essence of Taichi. The Living World series however, aims for just the opposite: an intricate and detailed study of individuals.
As Ju Ming aptly puts it “One of the reasons for going back to the Living World Series is that I always feel a certain burden that held me back from free expression when I was working on the Taichi theme. Somehow, I cannot seem to get away from the basic poses in Taiji boxing. Second, the Taichi theme is a rather solemn one that lacks the tenderness and sweetness found in life”
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