Born in Nantou, Taiwan, Kung Wen-Yi is a contemporary ceramic artist. With a strong interest in mechanical engineering, many of Kung’s ceramic works have a functional quality to them. Combining his love of robotics like the Iron Man with the Chinese folk beliefs and personification of the Ba-Jia-Jiang, his more recent works are largescale ceramic robotic figures with traditional folk aesthetics and sancai colouring.Kung also collaborates with fellow Taiwanese ceramicist Ko Yu-Cheng to create elaborate ceramic installations. Water Drops (2014), in the White Rabbit Collection, is one of their joint projects where each of them made half the work. The two artists have exhibited together, most recently at a joint solo exhibition in 2017 at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. They are also part of the Wu Xing Ceramic Art Studio in Tamsui, Taiwan, along with artists Chen Ming and Liu I-Wen, where Kung is creative director.
The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the Collection contains almost 3,000 works by over 750 artists and continues to expand. Note that when you click on the link below you will be forwarded to the White Rabbit Collection website.