Jiannan Wu’s Relief Sculptures Offer Urban Scenes

by Andy SmithPosted on


Using painted resin, wood, and metal, New York-based artist Jiannan Wu’s recent relief sculptures feature scenes ripped from urban environments. The artist often plays with perspective whether it’s his distorted “Selfie” series or a visit to the city’s subway backdrops. A statement says that Wu is always considering multiple dimensions in his work.

“He is interested in the relation between image and sculpture” a statement says. “On the creative approaches, he uses the combination of two-dimensional images and three-dimensional sculptures, namely the perspective effect of picture is used in his sculpture. At the same time, he also draws on some approaches of stage set and medieval high relief and also applies some forms of traditional Chinese brick sculpture. Jiannan Wu’s works focus on the issue of city life and most of his works are made of ceramic and resin. He is also good at using various other materials such as tinfoil, wood, metal, plastic and so on which can be easily found in his works.”

See more of the artist’s work below.