ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Lonely Cloud
2015 ~ 2016
Ancient camphor wood, silk, cocoons, steel pipes
280(H)*428*105cm | Wood 75*428*80cm | Steel tube frame 280*120*105cm

“Lonely Cloud” is originally a curly, denuded and heavy piece of camphorwood. In Tiantai, Zhejiang Province where Liang Shaoji currently resides, camphorwood wood is seen sacred and is particularly used for wood-carving of Buddha figures. It is now covered with silk. “The wood becomes gentle and graceful, rising up and viewing the world below. However, it is now placed on the rusted scaffolding picked up from construction site. It lost its way home.” (Liang Shaoji)  

Tiantai is the home of Tiantai Buddhism, a school of Buddhism in China. Looking up at the foot of Tiantai mountain, one’s attention is overtaken by clouds and mountains. Have been living in Tiantai for nearly three decades, Liang knows the sacred and poetic nature of cloud, as well as its nobility and strength. For him, cloud symbolises the breathing of the nature, life and silkworms.

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Related Exhibitions:
Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale 2024, JAX District, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia 02.20, 2024 -05.24, 2024
Liang Shaoji: A Silky Entanglement, Power Station of Art, Shanghai 09.28, 2021 -02.20, 2022
Trees of Life: Knowledge in Material, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore 07.20, 2018 -09.30, 2018
Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai 11.09, 2016 -03.09, 2017
Cloud above Cloud, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou 09.27, 2016 -10.10, 2016