Born in 1949 in China.
Chinese artist WANG Keping began to carve wood as a self-taught artist in the late 1970s, after being, during the Cultural Revolution, successively a peasant, a worker, then an actor and screenwriter for the national television.
Thus, the sculptor put himself at the forefront of the national artistic avant-garde while embodying the opposition to the post-Mao communist regime. Exiled in France in the 1980s, he developed a very free practice of wood carving, with regard to Chinese artistic traditions and those of the Cultural Revolution. In France, WANG Keping put behind him any political topics and started with the representation of female bodies, entwined couples, and less frequently some birds. Starting from fallen trunks or branches in the forest brought back to his workshop, he works using chainsaws, blowtorches and a carpenter’s chisels.
“Full Moon” 2021
Necklace-pendant – Silver 925 with patina
Copy 2/8, signed and numbered