- Posted November 8, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Life in China
Inside an artist's studio, Beijing
Inside the studio I got an intimate look at Sui’s creative process. He walked slowly, with his hands in his pockets, casually observing his assistants as they focused on various assignments. One was putting finishing touches on the surface of a giant fiberglass sculpture, another was meticulously rendering in clay a scaled up model of a pebble found by Sui in Shanghai, while yet another was pouring blue paint over a mysterious object connected to an even more mysterious armature. Everywhere I looked there were great compositions of objects and art- calipers on the wall next to a target, an old portable radio on the table next to a small sculpture of a discuss thrower, groupings of figures stacked on wooden crates… It was difficult to determine where the studio stopped and the art began. Before I knew it, I was completely absorbed in Sui Jianguo’s enigmatic and contemplative world of art, life and creativity.