I never thought it would be possible to meet the wise Chinese sage Confucius, but Zhang Huan doesn't just make that reality possible for visitors to his exhibit, he lets viewers encounter a gargantuan-sized Confucius bathing in a water-like solid substance.
For those unfamiliar with Zhang Huan, he is a revered Chinese artist who splits his time between Shanghai and New York. He often crafts these elaborate gigantic figures for shows and exhibits and it's safe to say his pieces often cause a scene. After all, how many artists do you know go through the pain and trouble of sculpting every wrinkle and liver spot on their statues of the elderly? It's this kind of ambitiousness Huan brings to every project that makes his work known worldwide.
Zhang Huan Crafts Humongous Confucius Figure and Other Works
Jason Soy — December 20, 2011 — Art & Design