• Zhong Cheng 2014 Autumn Auction「Morden And Contemporary Art」
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    HSI SHIHPIN (b.1977)

    Horus–The Fatal Gryphon with Phoenix tail


    Stainless steel, Acrylic, Titanium plating, 1/3

    Estimate TWD 750,000-1,000,000
    USD 24,800-33,000
    HKD 0-0

    Hammer Price TWD 885,000
    USD 0
    HKD 0

With a certificate of authenticity from gallery





Hsi Shih-Pin, an expert in constructive sculpture and art deco, has presented a visual surprise to the world through the composition, cutting and assembly of hundreds of components into a steadfast and lively art work. He once said “at work, the objects of my observations vary from the bugs in the bathroom, little flower by the road, the details of a building in New York to mathematic theories in the Soviet Union. I paint them with my pencil and transform them into a detailed digital composition and more into 1500 celcius laser trekking.” His detailed observation and focused practice enabled him to succeed. Along with Hou Wu Xiong and Tseng Shao Bo, His Shih-Pin set up a work shop to collaborate with internal brands, enterprises, art galleries and museums, his art works are also widely collected from Asia to North America. 

After observing many eagle sculptures in the US in 2012, he completed this artwork with the griffin as the main subject. Horus, worshipped by the Egyptians as the falcon deity, is depicted as the man with the falcon head, represents the Farrah and also a symbol of power and authority. The griffin is recorded in many story myths such as Chinese Zoroastrianism and Alice in Wonderland. It has the body of a lion, the head, beak and wings of a falcon. It rules the land and sky, and regarded as the protector of the home and wealth since ancient mythologies until today. The brisk structure and complicated lines represent the domineering falcon in ”Horus–The Fatal Gryphon with Phoenix tail”. The colors are magical and incorporated different styles of the co-creators. The cute monkeys and lively pigeons created different conversations and stories with the griffin. The artist mentioned “we realized the possibility of creation and the difference between us through extending our inspirations into a collaborative action.” ”Horus–The Fatal Gryphon with Phoenix tail” combined the forms of many beings and incorporated with a mystical western color. The details are from the artist’s memories which he has made it into a lineal form. And through the rebuilding of sophisticated symbols, clean cuts and experienced decomposition of stainless steel, the artist created a three dimensional object with his unique aesthetic experience and brought out the traditional culture of the east and west.

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