The Redemption Diaries "“ Sheng Qi "“ By Hua

Published by: Hua | 31-Oct-2018
A new collection of bold body art by globally-recognised Chinese contemporary artist, Sheng Qi.
"When a particular mood strikes, I record it. Simple as that. Dust is dust."

Sheng Qi is back. Compelled by a pure desire to record his day-to-day experiences in a rich new format, Sheng Qi has collaborated exclusively with digital platform Hua to bring a stunning new set of 14 body art works to release.

Each work in the series is created on smooth-surface, heavyweight 220gsm German-made paper. Each aims to evoke a strong sense of the artist's mood and feelings. Some evoke warmth and summer whilst other's show anger and violence.

The artist is famed for his unique body art and distinctive painting style.

He is best known for his act of personal defiance following the events in Tiananmen, 1989: he cut off the little finger of his left hand. Since then, he has woven the image of this self-mutilation into his work.

He has been featured in Phaidon's 500 Self Portraits, The Chinese Art Book and Body of Art alongside contemporary and old masters such as Ai Weiwei, Andy Warhol and Michelangelo.

Sheng Qi has been collected by prestigious museums such as the Metropolitan in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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