New Sun Xun Work for Audemars Piguet Art Commission
Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce details of major new artwork by Chinese artist Sun Xun for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission.
Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce details of major new artwork by Chinese artist Sun Xun for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission. The installation, which will be unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, will be one of Sun Xun’s most ambitious projects. The Chinese artist’s entire multidisciplinary arsenal will be mobilized in the large-scale immersive environment of the installation. In addition to 2D and 3D animation, the work will include traditional scroll paintings, ink drawings, various architectural and design elements, as well as sound. The installation will be presented to the public on the Miami Beach oceanfront, and will span a city block across from Collins Park.
Since 2006, Sun Xun has overseen a large and growing animation studio to realize his increasingly complex productions. ‘Time Spy’, a film animation included in the installation, will be created using classic Chinese illustration methods, in which every frame is a fully executed woodcut. The work has required the assistance of hundreds of Chinese art students who have been supporting Sun Xun in the production of each individually crafted woodcut. The 3D animation will be projected onto a screen, which the audience will view through custom glasses designed by the artist.