Taichi Series - Right Heel Kick, 1991

BRONZE, ED. 4/6
215 x 192.3 x 150.2 cm
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Ju Ming

b.1938

Born in Miaoli, Taiwan, Ju Ming began his sculptural career as a woodcarver under the apprenticeship of Buddhist statuary craftsman Lee Chin-chuan.  After completing his apprenticeship he established his own studio creating traditional folk art and throughout this period began experimenting with contemporary subjects, moving to a new direction after seeking the guidance of modern sculptor Yuyu Yang.

In 1976, Ju Ming began his sculpting works on the theme of Taichi, the first artist to do so.  As a Taichi practitioner, he has discovered similar qualities between his practice and his artistic spirit.  Through his iconic Taichi series he set out to find the perfect expression of the union between Man and Nature, exemplified by this figure representing a classic Taichi pose that speaks of balance, strength and dynamism.   Its visual power and formal beauty are signature characteristics of this iconic series. 

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