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TONG KUNNIAO, SOMETHING IS IN THE AIR, 2019, Silk stockings, metal, mix filling, cloth, etc., 400 x 400 x 600 cm
TONG KUNNIAO
SOMETHING IS IN THE AIR, 2019
Silk stockings, metal, mix filling, cloth, etc., 400 x 400 x 600 cm
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TONG KUNNIAO
Looking forward to with eager expectancy 1, 2022
Woodem head engraving, reflector, metal, 115 x 40 x 55 cm
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TONG KUNNIAO
b. 1990, based in Beijing, CH

An outstanding feature of Tong Kunniaos work is the compilation of objets trouvées, which is showcasing his subversive sense of humour. His art deals with the meaning of the single object as a bearer of cultural identity, while simultaneously strategically confronting logic and material in a relaxed, seemingly absurd manner. Most and foremost, he is well known for his assemblages, which are created using materials that have been found on the flea market or on the street. The resulting works confront the viewer with objects that are considered as “junk” within his surroundings. To Kunniao “junk is not only fun, it is gold, too.” His kinetic assemblages are reminiscent of Jean Tinguely’s loud, machine-drive machine sculptures from the 1960’s.
TONG KUNNIAO
Bronze Statue of the Lion 2, 2022
Cast copper gold brown, 62 x 28 x 38 cm
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TONG KUNNIAO
Black Fan Girl, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel, sealing wax, 60 x 50 x 5 cm
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Past exhibitions
Tong Kunniao
The myth of human nature / 02.09 – 15.10.2022
SETAREH Düsseldorf
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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm