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“Smiling Rocking Horse” [2011]

YUAN Goang-Ming


A display shows a girl that mounts a wooden horse. When the girl starts rocking the horse, the entire rectangular picture begins to shake heavily, while only the girl and the horse itself remain standing still in the center. The part of the feet that appears to be part of the horse is in fact a piece of wood fixed onto to the display. The title refers to this arc-shaped part of the horse’s feet that makes the horse appear as if smiling.

The subjects the artist addresses in his works are often perfectly ordinary sceneries. By extracting and highlighting aspects of unexpectedness in such casual and familiar parts of everyday life, he aims to question our perception of reality.



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