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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Mu Boyan

Mu Boyan was born in 1976 in Jinan, Shandong Province of China. Mu graduated from the Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts with master’s degree in 2005. In 2003, Mu Boyan displayed his series work, “Bath Center” in the public bath house of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. It is said, that group of sculpture was accepted to make for a bath center a job for living. After that, Mu Boyan has concentrated continuously on portraying the images of a fat person. The newest solo exhibition of Mu Boyan at Aye Gallery will be on view until March 13th, 2013.

The fat in the west, can be understood the bodily overload caused by unscientifically diet structure, this crowd even occupy about 50% in some countries, it’s really ordinary but in China, when it mentions the fat person, it symbolizes the life abundance. Today, the gap between rich and poor enlarges day by day, the fatty no longer has the symbolic significance as “laughing than growing fat,” but is often explained visually as “occupying social resources excessively.” Only the name of “young fatty” has the commendatory meaning of cuteness. In the series work of “Fatty” looking from the sculpture dimensions, the fat person is separated into two extreme sorts: one is too extremely huge to be unable to tolerate, it may press the floor sinking; another one is extremely miniature, the movement is lively, without the weight feeling completely free. More or less, the artist wants to tell us “Fatty” exists in each body of us.

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