Citrus Fruit (Golden)
Materiel: Recycled Electronic Parts
Living in Shenzhen for more than forty years, sculptor Yang Guang witnessed the rapid development of this city. As the largest electronics production and business district in China, Shenzhen inspired him to apply electronic waste as a new trial for sculpture materials, which is a contemporary representation of the current electronic time and culture. This piece Citrus Fruit (Golden) belongs to a series of works named Organic Life. The topic is relaxing, pastoral, and life-oriented; but with the materials of electronic junks, it ironically contains criticism and leads to reflection, just like the beautiful fruits found in the big supermarkets without the fresh fruit flavour we used to taste in the childhood.
Yang Guang, was born 1974 in Chao 'an, Guangdong Province. He graduated from Shenzhen Polytechnic College in 1997 with a major in Environmental Art and received academic qualification from the South China Normal University of Fine Arts Education major in 2001. Now he serves as the Artistic Director for the Shenzhen Planning Institute, Urban Landscape Planning and Design Institute, and as the Director of Chinese Sculpture Society.His repertoire includes sculpture, video, and other media to explore the themes of Man versus Nature, as well as technology and urban evolution. His works have been selected for the 11th and 12th National Art Exhibitions, the second and third Chinese Sculpture Exhibition, Datong International Sculpture Biennale and other exhibitions. Besides,His works have been collected by major museums including Guangdong Museum of Art, Shenzhen Art Museum , Shandong Museum of Art, Shanghai City Sculpture Art Center, Wuhu International Sculpture Park, etc. He has also won the "Liu Kaiqu" Award of Excellence in the International Sculpture Exhibition and the "Young Talents" Award in the third China Sculpture Exhibition; he received the nomination award of "2013 Artist of the Year" of Art Newspaper, and the award of "Artist and Literary Figure of the Year" of 2013 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Life Award of Southern Metropolis Daily.