33 x 16 x 52 cm
In the "Alien 4" series, the Tang Sancai pottery sculptures, with their front (or rear) legs cut off, are presented to viewers in the form of "strange creatures," evoking feelings of unfamiliarity and unease. This breaks through people's general cognition of cultural symbols and fixed aesthetic experiences, while also challenging their conventional understanding of culture. The "Alien" series also brings viewers a sense of wonder and shock when encountering new cultures and species, prompting them to turn their sensitive gaze towards the examination of their own culture in the face of the abnormal and unknown.
The “Alien" series can be traced back to the "Eternity" series launched in 2013. The series extends XU ZHEN®’s persistent interest in subjects such as transformation, iteration and evolvement the civilisation within the context of post-globalisation. The “Alien" is a mutation, a haunting enigma that stirs the depths of imagination. This series unveils a mesmerizing fusion of future and primeval, urging viewers to wander uncharted realms. It is a potent reflection of reality and a fable of tomorrow for all beings.