Coffee and Side Tables has been seeing Zhipeng Tan‘s work all over Gallery All‘s art exhibitions and we were completely mesmerized by the contemporary artist‘s pieces, so this time we decided to explore further this modern artist‘s skills.
Zhipeng Tan’s practice, since graduating from the China Academy of Art, has been focused on the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. This ancient foundry process has created an intersection between Tan’s interest in heritage casting techniques and organic forms, all shown through the contemporary artist‘s work.
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The modern art forms designed by Tan vary from being environmental (water drops, tree roots) to being figurative art (spinal cords, pelvic structures). The Lily collection brings together the botanical and human motifs most explicitly. In the contemporary artist‘s work, the tension between the two references causes the works to become abstracted and take on a slightly surreal quality, whilst maintaining functionality in his furniture design.
The contemporary artist‘s practice continues to focus on the intersection between the craft of lost-wax casting and the creation of organic forms, at once thought-provoking and beautiful. Gallery All is the commissioning gallery of Tan Zhipeng’s edition works.