7 July 2013

Red Gate by Guan Donghai

Red Gate
This new sculpture, ‘Red Gate’ by Professor Guan Donghai 关东海 , on display in the Chinese Glass gallery, was donated by him to the Art Gallery The castwork is one in a series called City Gates, exploring the motif of the gates of ancient Chinese walled cities. It is in fact a very valuable donation because many of his works sell for £I8,000 a piece. Professor Guan often uses opaque glass, worked to look like other materials such as jade or bronze. In the piece he has donated, the gate appears to be fashioned from stone or marble with a terracotta roof. Protruding heads arranged in a line resemble ancient Chinese bronzes.