The Heaven of Nine Levels is the catalog of Wu Jian’an’s second exhibition at Chambers Fine Art. The wild imagery that characterized his first series of paper cuts achieves even greater complexity in the new works executed in carved ox- hide and laser cut brass. In a conversation with Yan An, Wu gives a lively account of his obsession with classical legends, the source of the imagery in much of his work, and of the technical difficulties he needed to overcome. The catalog also includes an essay on Wu’s work by Yan An. Text in English and Chinese.
117 pages, fully illustrated in color
Hard Cover, Beijing, 2008
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