casted porcelain, cobalt decoration
Infiltration to the collection of Asian art, National gallery, Prague
I depicted China's marvellous mountains on a porcelain panel print in an illusionary way in which we know the mountains form Chinese landscape art. The scenery below emerges out of fog, like in a sci-fi film, to reveal thousands of workers labouring away like robots. This image unites two basic associations we make with China. On the one hand it is a power that is great, thriving, and is spiritually firmly anchored in the empire of the past. On the other hand, it is an anonymous colossus driven by a utopian (?) idea of a better future.