By Zhipeng Tan
Bronze Coffee Table | Walking Collection, 2017
220 × 120 x 45 (cm)
85.8 × 46.8 × 17.5 (in)
Price Available Upon Request
Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersection between Tan’s interest in heritage casting techniques and organic forms. The forms designed by Tan vary from being environmental (water drops, tree roots) to being figurative (spinal cords, pelvic structures).
This collection brings together the botanical and human motifs most explicitly. The tension between the two references cause the works to become abstracted and take on a slightly surreal quality, whilst maintaining functionality. Tan’s practice continues to focus on the intersection between the craft of lost-wax casting and the creation of organic forms, at once thought provoking and beautiful.