The work ‘Skyscraper’ aims to let people think about a mock city from birth to death. The skyscrapers in an urban city, which rushes into the sky to attract people to climb it, are like desires in people's hearts. In the progress of the climb, those who fight for profit will hurt each other for profit. Although the skyscrapers are gorgeous, beautiful and full of temptation, they are also as fragile as glass or bubbles. When the buildings collapse, what is next for those who yearn for success and are overwhelmed by the pressure to pursue it?
Everyone from birth has the ability to be greedy. The only way we can truly live is to protect the innocence in our heart and guard the bottom line of our actions.
Everybody has a desirable world in their mind, which contains a few skyscrapers for them to climb. I hope that people never forget why they started and reject temptation from the beast of desire when they chase their dreams.
The work ‘Skyscraper’ is made of wood, concrete and acrylic. The materials the artist used are mainly from architecture and parks. She tried to cover concrete on the surface of wood to express the idea of a different hidden meaning in a perfect skyscraper. The round mirrored acrylic at the bottom is like a mirror in everyone's heart for facing the realities of life.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Sculpture, 2019
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Jiacheng Wang is an artist and sculptor with extensive international experience in social sculpture, large-scale installation and glass making. As a professional artist, Jiacheng creates narratives around these assemblages to convey ideas around the city and the temporal. Most of Jiacheng's work has the feel of a stage set and layers space with glass or metal.
- BFA Public Sculpture, China Academy of Art, Shanghai, 2017
- Manager director, Freshare Art&Design Ltd, Shanghai, 2019; Visiting tutor, University of the Creative Arts, 2018; Tutor, Degas Art Education Ltd, 2013-15
- Material Statement, Dyson Gallery, London, 2019; Sculpture Petting Zoo, Hockney Gallery, London, 2019; Beijing City Art Exhibition, Peninsula Palace Hotel, Beijing, 2019; Cross My Heart, Sculpture Court in Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2019; Images can be...?, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2018; Acculturation, Dyson Gallery, London, 2018; View in the Hole, Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; Environmental Regulation, Zhejiang Low-carbon Science Museum, Hangzhou, 2017; Plastic Cloud, West Lake Music Carnival, Hangzhou, 2017; Co-treatment of Five Rivers, China Art Museum, Hangzhou, 2017; Hangzhou International Fiber Art Biennial, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, 2017; Longxi Social Sculpture Festival, Fangzhou Gallery, Hangzhou, 2016
- Full Scholarship, China Scholarship Council, 2018; Government Scholarship, Zhejiang Province, 2017; Silver Prize, China Academy of Art Degree Show, 2017; Honorable Prize, Red Boat Entrepreneurship Competition, Hangzhou, 2017; Silver Prize, 2016 Public Service Advertising Competition, Zhejiang Province, 2016; First Class Prize, China G20 Summit Social Sculpture Competition, Hangzhou, 2016; First Class Scholarship, China Academy of Art, 2016
- Art Revolution, China Pair for the Young Generation, University of Oxford, March 2019; Freshare Art Service Project, Entrepreneurship Forum for Science and Innovation, University of Manchester, March 2018; From Nothing to Everything, Lecture, China Academy of Art, April 2017
- Jiacheng Wang, The Combination and Practice of Children's Painting and Public Sculpture, ISSN2095-2406, Art Appraisal, 2017, P.104-106