Born in 1964 Shao Fan, Chinese painter, sculptor and designer, is the son of painters and professors at the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
He and his close friend Ai Weiwei , both claim to have first done reconstructive furniture. Their sculptural work combine traditional Chinese furniture techniques with modern day design practices. Both were the first Chinese artists to explore the boundaries between visual art and design.
Shao Fan studied wood carving and porcelain at the arts and crafts research institute in Beijing, his series of chairs are re-appropriated pieces derived from classical Ming style furniture, merged with a contemporary aesthetic of clean, geometric lines. Some of which integrate heavy, black, angular shapes, which in a way mimic Chinese ideograms.
Project no. 1 of 2004
estimate sold for (USD 77,208 - 102,944)
'work no. 4 of year 2005'
estimate sold for (USD 23,110 - 35,949)
Work no. 2
estimate sold for (USD 51,407 - 77,111)
painter, sculptor and designer shao fan