Qin Tian is born in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. He realized his studies in the CAFA in Beijing, before settling back in Nanjing University of Arts as a teacher in Fine Arts department. He is an excellent sculptor.
His first series of sculpture presented here, were realized in 2013, inspired by “the Fall of the House of Usher” from Edgar Allan Poe.
“During the whole of a dull, dark soundless day in the autumn of that year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in heaven. I’ve been passing alone on the horse’s back through the singularly, dreary tract in the country. And at length found myself as the shades of evening drew on, within the view of melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was, but with first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I looked upon some blank scape for domain, upon the bleak walls, upon the white trunks of decayed trees, with the utter depression souls. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart.”
Qin Tian wanted to create a form, which could express the spirit described in Poe’s novel. The house of Usher is not only merely an old and crapped castle, but reflects the state of being. Looking at his sculptures, the spectator can fell the torture and pain of the body. Nevertheless, shapes of his sculptures are not reluctant. On the contrary, the elegant shapes are attracting for our eyes ; we want to follow the curves of each part. As an insect attracted by the killing light, we feel the evil in Qin Tian’s sculptures but we cannot resist and fall into it !
Usher 3 (106*26*27)
Usher 5 (48*22*27)
Later, Qin Tian decided to focus on a new thematic, based on the « negative space ». When everybody uses a mold as a basic tool to extract a sculpture from it, Qin tian decided on his side to focus on the mold itself, as the negative part of the sculptures. The interior space itself is invisible and intangible, just like the interior of a room, because it is "empty", it can accommodate a lot of things. The internal space itself is an imaginary object, that needs to be filled with the vision of the observer.
Negative Form 3 (100*60)
Positive Form 2 (100*100*60)
The production of Negative is a complete process, and any change in one process will affect the final result ; and a piece dictated by the hazard comes to life.
2006-2011 Bachelor in Nanjing University of Art
2011-2014 Graduated student at CAFA
2013 Exchange Student in Ecole Central des Beaux Arts de Nantes
2016 Zero scheme sixteenth cycles, AMNUA
2017 REMIX, Golden Eagle Center for Contemporary Art, Nanjing
Art Nanjing, Nanjing, 2017
Parallel World, Youth on the Cloud, Nanjing Art Museum
2015 Sculpture Jiangsu, Jiangsu Modern Art Museum
Korea National University Exchange Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Qingdao Biennale
It happens at the end - about the likeness and dissimilarity of art, Art Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts