"I once went through a very painful time. Then I find out that if I do not repose my life on a great career and when I become a blade of grass or a bamboo, I can explore the world by unfolding myself." Chinese artist Xiao Yu's new work Psychokinesis, brimful of profound thoughts, is now on exhibit at the Redtory.
These three artworks serve as the continuation of Xiao's sculptures, and the exploration of his inner world.
Bamboos have featured in Xiao's work since 2011. He goes beyond the actual forms of bamboos and creates new, fictive forms for them - such an approach retains the visual features of bamboos and evokes associations with strokes of traditional Chinese calligraphy.
Art, he believes, is supposed to be critical and transcend substances, time and history.