Ah Leon (Chen Ching-Liang) was born in 1953 in Pingtung, Taiwan. The artist comes from a farming family. He passed his exams to enter the National Taiwan Academy of Art in 1978 and graduated in 1982.
Ah Leon is not only attracted by the tradition of making teapot 500 year-old of China but also impress with the Western ceramists’ freedom. This led him to combine both in creating the valuable sculptures. The first time, the artist succeed in using clay to create ceramic tea pots. Then, he used unglazed pottery which look like aged wood to make pure sculpture. Because of the memories of the childhood, he started to make The desk and chair in Memories of Elementary School (2010) which took him 4 years to complete.
I really like how he uses clay to recreate the wood texture. They look very impressive.
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