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Chambers Fine Art presents

Wu Jian'an & Tiger Chengliang Cai
MYTHS
and
LEGENDS
Mythology tends to be thought of in historical terms, conjuring images of ancient Greece and traditional folk tales.

In truth, myths are being created every day, as cultural moments are interpreted and re-interpreted in real-time – today, with the advent of not only mass media but also social media, myth-making has become an evolving and powerful force.

Wu Jian'an and Tiger Chengliang Cai are both fascinated by myths and legends.

Wu's work often takes ancient myths and re-imagines specific scenes in his unique style of digital 'paper-cut' characters. Tiger looks to ideologies and allegory – how humans use myth to explain complex issues such as death and the afterlife, for example – which manifest themselves in symbolic forms in his art: buildings, a cargo ship, and a haunting goldfish.

Both artists were recently part of the landmark NFT exhibition at UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) in Beijing and Shanghai called Virtual Niche — Have you ever seen memes in the mirror? which also featured works by Beeple, Robert Alice, Mario Klingemann, Robbie Barrat, Pak, and others.

Excited to continue their exploration of this new medium of expression, both Wu Jian'an and Tiger Chengliang Cai see a new world of possibilities within the 'meta-verse' of the NFT community – a mythical world that has become a reality.
WU JIAN'AN


Wu Jian'an was born in Beijing in 1980. He earned his masters degree in Fine Art at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2005, and is currently the Dean of the School of Experimental Art at CAFA.

In recent years, his artworks have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA, 2016), the 57th Venice Biennale China Pavilion, (Venice, Italy, 2017), the Art & Science Museum, Singapore, 2018, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Echigo-Tsumari, Japan, 2018), and earlier this year presented an NFT artwork as part of the world's first institutional crypto-art exhibition at the UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing and Shanghai.

Wu Jian'an's works are in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum and Asia Art Archives, etc.

ARTWORKS
Two Runners 01
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000

Two Runners 02
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000

Two Runners 06
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000

Hero Conquers the Minotaur 01
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000

Hero Conquers the Minotaur 02
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000

Hero Conquers the Minotaur 04
2021, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Wu Jian'an

$
2000
TIGER CHENGLIANG CAI


Tiger Chengliang Cai is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker based in both NYC and Shanghai. Born in 1984, Shanghai, China, he graduated with an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media, from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2014.

In 2014 Cai was awarded the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from SVA, and in 2016 he received the Asia Contemporary Young Artist Award, Grand Prize, at the Gwanghwamun International Art Festival in Seoul, Korea.

Cai's works have been shown at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai (2018), the Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2017), K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2016), the Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2017), and at numerous international film festivals across the globe. His first NFT artwork was a video piece that was part of "Virtual Niche — Have you ever seen memes in the mirror?" at the UCCA Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing and Shanghai.

ARTWORKS
Architecture Plan of the Soviet Palace for an Unknown Era
2020, 00:57 sec, Video
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai

$
1000
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Afterlife
2020, 01:00 sec, Video
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai
$
1000

T4 Bacteriophage
2020, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai

$
1000
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Truth Tower and World Turtle
2020, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai
$
800

Dark Light
2020, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai

$
800
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Gaze
2020, Digital drawing
SINGLE EDITION
Tiger Chengliang Cai

$
800
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