Ma Tse Lin:
"Tête de Bouddha", bronze

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Limited, 99 Copies | Numbered | Signed | Bronze + Diabase | Handmade | Hand Patinated | Polished | Format 20 x 53 x 20 cm (W/H/D)

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Ma Tse Lin: "Tête de Bouddha", bronze

Lost wax casting, bronze, patinated, partly polished, limited edition of 99, signed, numbered. Black diabas base. 20 x 53 x 20 cm (w/h/d). Head can be turned in any direction.

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Ma Tse LinMa Tse Lin was born in 1960 as son of a banker in Guan-dong (China). His parents were devout Buddhists. At the age of 11 years, Ma Tse Lin's remarkable artistic talent revealed when painting Chinese characters in school. After graduating from the Art Academy in Beijing in 1985 he was admitted in Paris he became the first Chinese student at the "Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs", where he was awarded first prize for painting.

In 1988 Ma TSE Lin's first solo exhibition took place in Paris. It was followed by many more exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Asia. Meanwhile his works have begun in major collections and museums in China and the United States. The Chinese Embassy today proudly presents him as a figurehead of the Sino European modernism.

After numerous experiments with different materials, techniques and designs Ma Tse Lin dedicates exclusively its work today to Buddha.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

Sculptural representation of person's head and shoulders.

An alloy of copper with other metals (especially with tin) used since ancient times.

Bronze casting:

When casting bronze, artist usually applies the lost-wax technique which is dating back more than 5000 years. It's the best, but also the most complex method of producing sculptures.

Sculpture "The Book Reader" by Ernst Barlachs is shown here as an example:

Ernst Barlach: Sculpture 'The book reader'

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 1

First, the artist forms a model of his sculpture. It is embedded in a liquid silicone rubber composition. Once the material has solidified, the model is cut out. The liquid wax is poured in the negative mould. After cooling down, the wax casting is removed from the mould, provided with sprues and dipped into ceramic mass. The ceramic mass is hardened in a kiln, and the wax flows out (lost mould).

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 2Now we finally have the negative form, into which the 1400 ° C hot molten bronze is poured. After the bronze had cooled down, the ceramic shell is broken off and the sculpture comes to light.

Ernst Barlach 'The Book Reader' - Lost Wax Casting Technique Part 3Now the sprues are removed, the surfaces are polished, patinated and numbered by the artist himself or, to his specifications, by a specialist. Thus, each casting becomes an original work

For lower-grade bronze castings, the sand casting method is often used which, however, does not achieve the results of more complex lost wax technique in terms of surface characteristics and quality.

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