Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chinese coalminers found alive!

X-Blind Spot 2008

Artist Yang Shaobin knows that most Chinese coalmine accidents do not have happy endings.
In his series of works X-Blind Spot, Shaobin explores as subject matter the thousands of Chinese coalminers who are injured at work every year. They are not superheroes, they are not indestructible, they are just working to feed China's enormous appetite for coal fired power.

The X-Blind Spot body of work includes large paintings and a social realist style sculpture of a caolminer where the figure is damaged in addition to this sculpture.
The pictured work was a hit with the kids at APT6 GOMA Brisbane- and it surpised a few adults too!

Photograph taken by Mrs Matthews-Art Teacher

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