“For Colors, part of Mu Chens Forever and Ever solo show at Shanghai Gallery of Art, the artist took a variety of Chinese soils (red, black, brown, and green) and packed them into molds, shaped like global-brand logos, from a swoosh to an apple, using a centuries-old construction technique.”
“The molds stand beside the logos, which measure between 50 centimeters and 1.5 meters high and were built using the ancient and fading Chinese wall-construction method of tamping, or pounding, earth. There’s a Chanel logo topped in bright green, a hot-pink Louis Vuitton flower, the Golden Arches of the fast-food chain McDonald’s and a lime-colored Walkman squiggle.”
Quoted from WSJ.
Forever and Ever, until March 7, Shanghai Gallery of Art, 3 on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu.