Art@Site www.artatsite.com Shen Lieyi Zhou Basel
Artist:

Shen Lieyi

Title:

Zhou

Year:
2012
Adress:
St. Johanns-Park
Website:
An fine and monumental artwork
People have immediately an image about the seeing, even if it’s an abstracted object like a rounded shape. I think Lieyi Shen is depicting here a boat.
I’m thinking of a boat, also because of details like the surface which makes me think of the lines which are drawn by the sea on the beach. The hard stone is delicately edited, as if it’s featherlight and velvety soft.
The bottom shows you clearly that this artwork is made of natural stone; peels are cut loose so sharp corners are formed.
What would Lieyi Shen have mented with this artpiece? On one hand I see a subtle pattern, and on the other hand a monumental stone can be seen. What do you think of this interpretation? Fishing is an important part of our lives and Lieyi Shen calls for respect for the natural world.
By Theo, www.artatsite.com

Vertaling
Een subtiel en monumentaal kunstwerk
Mensen hebben direct een beeld van hetgeen ze zien, ook al is het geheel geabstraheerd tot een ronde vorm. Volgens mij beeldt van Lieyi Shen een boot uit.
Ik denk aan een boot, ook door details zoals het oppervlakte dat mij doet denken aan de lijnen die een zee in het strand maakt. Het harde natuursteen is subtiel bewerkt alsof het vederlicht en fluweelzacht is.
Aan de onderkant kun je duidelijk zien dat dit kunstwerk van natuursteen gemaakt is; schillen zijn los gehakt waarbij scherpe hoeken zijn ontstaan.
Wat zou Lieyi Shen met dit kunstwerk bedoeld hebben? Van de ene kant zie ik een subtiel patroon en aan de andere kant is het monumentale natuursteen te zien. Wat vind je van deze interpretatie? Vissen is een belangrijk deel van ons leven en Lieyi Shen vraagt om respect voor de natuur.
By Theo, www.artatsite.com

www.welt-der-form.net:
Geschenk der Stadt Shanghai an den Kanton Basel-Stadt anlässlich des fünfjährigen Bestehens der Städtepartnerschaft zwischen Basel und Shanghai. Die Skulptur in Form einer Barke versinnbildlicht Gemeinsames der beiden an wichtigen Wasserwegen liegenden Wirtschafts-, Industrie- und Kulturstädte.
Shen Lieyi, *1969 Hangzhou / China.
Zhou, 2012.
5 m lang, knapp 10 t schwer. Standort: St. Johanns-Park.

www.marketing.bs.ch:
n einem Park in Shanghai sprudelt seit 2009 ein Basler Basiliskenbrunnen – ein Geschenk Basels an die Partnerstadt. Seit Ende September 2012 steht im St. Johanns-Park die Skulptur "ZHOU" in Form einer steinernen Barke, welche Basel als Gegengeschenk von Shanghai erhalten hat.

www.ipreciation.com:
Born in Hangzhou in 1969, Shen Lieyi graduated from the Department of Sculpture, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1995. Since 2002, he has been working at the China Academy of Art, engaging in the teaching and creation of public art. Currently he is also the director of China Sculpture Institute, Vice-President of Zhejiang Sculptors Association, and the Executive Deputy Director of the Department of Public Space Art at the China Academy of Art.
Since the early 2000s, Shen actively participated in numerous sculpture competitions in China and overseas. In 2010, his work “Water” in West Lake, located in Southern Song Imperial Street, received the “Excellent Prize” in the 2010 National Excellent Urban Sculpture Construction Project held by the National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee. In 2012, he took part in the 4th West Lake International Sculpture Invitational Exhibition in Hangzhou. Within the same year, he won the Example Prize of “Artistic Projects of Public Facilities”, in the 2012 National Excellent Urban Sculpture Construction Project held by National Urban Sculpture Construction Steering Committee for a Public Art Work Design Project in Xiaoshan Airport T3 Terminal. In 2013, he took hom the 3rd Liu Kaiqu Award at the International Sculpture Exhibition Nord Art 2013 in Budelsdorf, Germany. To date, Shen continues to actively participate in public art-related exhibitions, competitions and commission public art projects.
Besides creating work for projects in China, Shen also completed commission projects overseas. In 2012, he was by the Shanghai municipal government to create a work as a gift to Basel Switzerland. The sculpture was titled “Boat” which is currently displayed in Basel St. John Park in Switzerland.
Shen continues to teach at the College of Sculpture and Public Art in the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.