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Xia Hang

Xia Hang

M.A.D.Gallery Dubai, the Middle East’s first mechanical art gallery will be showcasing an exhibition of works by renowned Chinese artist Xia Hang.

Born in 1978 and a graduate of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Xia Hang is a pioneer in the adoption of the “sculpture of play” as a form of artistic creation; his works are born out of a sense of “play”, with cartoons and on- line games influencing his works and underscoring them with a light mood and free spirit.

Experiencing a creative process that is filled with imagination and challenges, Xia Hang creates sculptures that are a reinterpretation of the concept of "play" with modern material, techniques and concepts. A core element to his art works is also the concept of "Disassembling" and "Re-assembling" where Xia Hang’s sculptures can be disassembled and reassembled, mirroring once again, the concept of "play" with modern materials, like steel.

M.A.D.Gallery Founder and Creator Maximilian Büsser said: “The M.A.D.Gallery is a haven for mechanical pioneers and we are privileged to showcase works by Xia Hang. We are always on the lookout for unique artists who can juxtapose creativity and artistic integrity to create works of mechanical art and in Xia Hang we have met a kindred spirit who is not afraid to challenge the status quo”.

Sleep Walker

Entitled “Sleep Walker” the exclusive exhibition will run from 18th October 2016 till 18th January 2017, and will showcase the best from the world of complex metal sculptures.

The “Sleep Walker” exhibition is a commentary on the relationship between simulated 3D technology and reality. The exhibition will offer ten pieces that have been crafted from steel and are monumental in size, spanning up to 2 meters. A master sculptor, Xia Hang has always been fascinated by the medium of steel, attracted by its brilliant shine, strength and durability. Stronger than stone or wood, Xia Hang enjoys the malleability of steel and is able to manipulate the metal into shapes that challenge the traditional conventions of the art of sculpting.

Xia Hang - Sleep Walker Sleepwalker
  • Stainless steel
  • 75x95x50cm
  • Limited edition 12 pieces
  • Price: 64,500 AED
Xia Hang - Coattails Coattails
  • Stainless steel
  • 120x120cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 94,000 AED
Xia Hang - Grey scale Grey scale
  • Stainless steel
  • 120x160cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 98,700 AED
Xia Hang - Mechanical Trooper – Pulse Mechanical Trooper – Pulse
  • Stainless steel
  • 130x60x70cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 147,000 AED
Xia Hang - Mechanical Trooper – Armor Break Mechanical Trooper – Armor Break
  • Stainless steel
  • 150x70x70cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 147,000 AED
Xia Hang - Little Boy Little Boy
  • Stainless steel
  • 200x80cm
  • Limited edition 9 pieces
  • Price: 75,600 AED
Xia Hang - Contract Contract
  • Stainless steel
  • 90x65x86cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 98,700 AED
Xia Hang - Mutton Head Mutton Head
  • Stainless steel
  • 90x65x90cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 141,750 AED
Xia Hang - To Poseidon To Poseidon
  • Stainless steel
  • 190x90x70cm
  • Limited edition 12 pieces
  • Price: 147,000 AED
Xia Hang - Fate Fate
  • Stainless steel
  • 168x38x50cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 98,700 AED

Comma men

It was during his studies that Xia Hang created a cluster of comma-shaped men in mirror-polished stainless steel and these laid down the blueprint for what would become his signature, alien-like sculptures.

Xia Hang - Who else Brick
Who else-Brick
  • Stainless steel
  • 20x15x35cm
  • Limited edition 99 pieces
  • Price: 27,300 AED

“Commas do exist in Chinese writing,” he says. “For me, my ‘comma man’ represents a chubby little boy.”

The comma men’s well-proportioned forms and silvery appearance make these little fellas look like they could be distant relatives – or even pets – of the shape- shifting, liquid-metal baddie from Terminator 2.

Xia Hang - I'm Coming I'm coming
  • Stainless steel
  • 25x20x25cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 27,300 AED
Xia Hang - It's mine It's mine
  • Stainless steel
  • 25x20x25cm
  • Limited edition 8 pieces
  • Price: 27,300 AED
Xia Hang - LM1 Xia Hang WG I'm coming
  • 18K White Gold
  • Limited edition 12 pieces
  • Accompanied by a pair of Xia Hang Sculptures
Xia Hang - Power Reserve LM1 Xia Hang WG
  • Vertical power reserve indicator
  • « Comma man » designed by Chinese artist Xia Hang