Abiding Buddha

The Sculpture of Tranquility

Xu Bin Jueyi

Abiding Buddha

Xu Bin Jueyi

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

 Introduction by Edward Lucie Smith
144 pages | 100 color plates | 9 x 10 3/4
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9781911604341 Published September 2019 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Xu Bin Jueyi’s sculpture is revolutionary in Buddha sculpting, an art form that has stayed very static in style. Using contemporary materials including metal, resin, and wood, Jueyi literally reshapes the aesthetic for Buddha imagery while retaining the compassion and tranquillity that lies behind it. Through the study and sketching of Chinese and Tibetan natural scenery and folk customs, the artist has gained an in-depth understanding of the supreme place of spirituality in Buddhist followers’ lives.

The purity and serenity of their quest, and Xu Bin’s own quest, are shown in the sculptor’s creative energy. The resulting Buddha sculptures reflect the artist’s bold innovation, bringing together contemporary and traditional images and ideas while inviting the viewer to delve deeper into the Buddha’s expansive teachings. Simple and clear, Xu Bin’s works display a minimalism in keeping with the Buddha’s life example.

With more than one hundred color illustrations and an introduction by leading art critic Edward Lucie-Smith, Xu Bin Jueyi introduces a significant voice in Chinese art to an international market. In partnership with Intron International Cultural Development, the Unicorn Chinese Artists series features leading Chinese contemporary artists whose works are not yet well known enough outside China.

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