Having the knowledge of both Eastern and Western sculpture’s historical evolution, Cai Zhisong has a sober understanding of the immediate location of sculpture in a cultural environment; “Motherland” represents his choice of individualization in the historical and contemporary latitude. Following a determined historical path, he went ahead in pursuing his realistic description, from a contemporary perspective. He has also confirmed the coordinates of the solid cultural base of his motherland. Despite this view, Cai Zhisong may look pretty conservative as it comes as a matter of fact, following extremely wise and careful consideration. In times of unrest due to globalization, he soberly sees the problems of the inevitable resistance of every regional culture to annexation.

Taken from “Motherland and Cultural heritage—Classical and Spiritual, a key to Understand Cai Zhisong’s series of sculptures ‘Motherland’”

by Jia Fangzhou

 

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