Wanxin Zhang

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“I believe that “revitalization” of artistic concepts through the past, present, and future is a very challenging task. Regardless of the cultural implications, space, and time between these acts of recreation, one must also keep in mind that art is not the only motivation behind them. More importantly, the spirit and content of today’s society is the true source of these attempts.

Not only have I been able to constantly test the limits of clay, I have also been able to push myself to see how I can truly incorporate my purpose, inspirations, and critiques to reflect this contemporary message. My art now is not just a resurrection of the appearances of the original warriors, but also include in them a new sense of spirit and meaning. After all, the Qin Terra Cotta warriors are history to us now, but my warriors could be history to generations after us.”