When one looks at the incredibly intricate sculptures of Shi Jindian, it’s hard to believe that they aren’t computer models. The meticulous Chinese artist searched for years for a medium that was “brand new, completely untraditional” and found what he was looking for in steel wire. Using tools of his own devising, he weaves together precise replicas of wheeled vehicles, here highlighted by his “Blue CJ 750” (a Chiangjiang 750 motorcycle with sidecar) and “Beijing Jeep’s Shadow” (the chassis of a military vehicle). It’s a virtual reality you can reach out and touch.
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