Requesting Buddha series No.1

Requesting Buddha Series No.1, 180x110cm, 1999           

As the quintessence of Chinese traditional culture, Buddhism has accompanied Chinese civilization for thousands of years. It brings comfort and fortune to the people, inspires their soul and enlightens a responsibility for having good relations with the others. This Buddha used to set its goal to save the suffering through self-devotion. However, in the current commercial society, the respectable Buddha has also been changed. It reaches out its hands insatiably for money and material goods towards every troubled person. The “Requesting Buddha” Series (1999)is the faithful representation of such a phenomenon, overflowing with desires, hypocrisy and exaggeration.  

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