Shi Jinsong was born in Dangyang County, Hubei Province in 1969. He majored in Sculpture at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts in Wuhan, where he mastered a range of traditional techniques, including carving and casting. Under the influence of three powerful stimuli – radical socio-cultural change in china; a reading of ‘Madness and Civilization’ by philosopher Michel Foucault; and the birth of his first daughter, he began to investigate ideas of transformation and control. Through his razor-sharp sculptures and related works, Shi Jinsong initiates a dialogue, at once menacing and ironic, between the forms of mythic Chinese culture and modern day globalization. Including his ‘Ne Zha’, series, a satirical brand — an outrageously unsafe line of baby products.
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.