The Scissors series represents a new stage in the art of Mao Xuhui. Gone are the heavy colours and dense textures. They are replaced by softer colouring and finer techniques from which emerge a sense of calmness and detachment. The artist also declared that he no longer saw scissors as specific symbols of authority and power as he did in his experiments in 1993 and 1994. Instead, he focused on and took pleasure in re-creating the shape and form of scissors on canvas.



「剪刀」系列意味着毛旭輝的創作已進入了一個新的階段。在這批新作裏,濃艷的色彩和厚重的質感已不復見,取而代之的是較柔和的色調和更為細膩的技法,並由此營造了冷靜抽離的效果。在創作於1993年和1994年期間的實驗作品中,剪刀象徵的是權威和權力;但據畫家解釋,他在創作新的系列時,只專注於和享受在畫布上重現剪刀形態的過程。

Alternative title

jian dao mao xu hui

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Onsite

Location code MON.MXH
Language

Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Publication/Creation date

1999

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Instrument of Power: The Scissors Series by Mao Xuhui

- CHANG Tsongzung Johnson, 張頌仁

An Introspection into the 'Scissors Series'

- MAO Xuhui, 毛旭輝

Scissors: Mao Xuhui
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Scissors: Mao Xuhui, 剪刀:毛旭輝