Through these works, the artist give the chance to materialize the special man’s life, crammed in the context of his birth, between two different cultures and everything that converges from them. This special man is a Metis equilibrium between two distinct worlds. “I combine European civilization with exotic and diafan Chinese civilization. I am a young juggler metis, graduate of the National University of Arts in Bucharest. Since I know myself, I have taken and personally adapted the things that I liked and that fascinated me. I merge and combine my opinions, thoughts and daily routines” said the artist.
Traveling to China has changed my perception of the world…I understood that art culture is a whole of the values created by mankind, a fountain of information in which there are common ways of understanding regardless of the language. It matters to want to dump yourself in its twists but you will exit a winning man … Understanding and merging different cultures make many possible …so think about how much gifted we are from this point of view, metis! I’m kidding, of course. Certainly, we are a bit more successful than our other peers, because we have the opportunity to learn from birth by taste, words, constrained or not, a multitude of information about the traditions, customs and ports of the civilizations of origin. My free spirit appreciates the beauty and uniqueness of Romanian and Chinese cultures. I am fascinated by Brancusi’s simple but brilliant masterwork and Luchian’s unique wonderful colors.
“Traveler, look at the multitude of eyes, mouths and ears in the Metis collection and you will understand the sensitive substrate. I let the bronze and ceramics speak for me and express the symbolism of Metis’ friendship that is not, after all, a sensible man, maybe capricious, maybe internalized by too many personal thoughts but ready to see, to listen and to talk to those who have his ears to listen.”
Medium: L 20cm / W 20cm / H 32cm
Large: L 40cm / W 40cm / H 64cm
*Note: because each piece is 100% unique & hand made, dimensions may vary slightly.
Hallucination: is limited to 35 editions.
Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
“The eye, the nose and the mouth are a portal to civilizations with a desire for communication, knowledge and tolerance. Having hate and intolerance cannot build anything viable. When solidarity, principles and values are cracked; then the horizons are closed; the eyes are closed, friendships break up and racism dominates.“
Zhu’s artworks are meant to take the viewer towards a meditation on the relations between people, a celebration of the dialogue between different cultures and civilizations around the world. His work is attempting to defy new or old mishaps and prejudices, they bear the mark of friendship and tolerance, promote understanding and partnership between people.
Metis, is a symbol, a meditation of relationships between different people without prejudices. The subject being complex and sensitive, my intention is to emphasize the symbolism of the theme and not to give answers. The works highlight the spirituality and civilization of the unspoken word of vision and imagination.
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