Exploration of Space Sculpture

Ying LI


Sculpture is an art in space. It is a creation where the creator uses physical substance as a medium to express personal thoughts and emotions in space. The concept of space has become increasing rich, and artists are no longer satisfied with the pure expressions of ‘shape’ and ‘between shapes’. They are pursing elevation in the spiritual level. Sculpture appreciation requires multi-dimensional perspectives of the viewer. In addition to the shape of the sculpture, its spatial factor is also very important. If the artists can merge space and time organically and coordinate their interactions and relationship, then they can better display the art itself. The space sculpture can be roughly categorized into three kinds: positive, negative, and imaginary spaces. Positive space is the physical sculpture itself, negative space is the empty space within and around the sculpture, and the imaginary space is spiritual resonance between the viewer and the sculpture. Artists have inherited and innovate their understanding and usage of space and incorporate negative space rationally in sculpture creation.


Sculpture; Space sculpture; Positive space; Negative; Space; Imaginary space

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12794


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