The C3A presents Time Spy (2016) by Sun Xun (1980, Fuxin, China).The works of Sun Xun are mainly drawing and/or short animation. Sun Xun also exhibits his individual cell drawings and other mixed media works, often times alongside his films. Reality and fantasy, time and history, both are continuously seen in Sun Xun's work. Time Spy is part of an installation titled Reconstruction of the Universe. In recent years, Sun Xun uses New Media Art as a point of origin to explore more possibilities within the expansive realm of visual art: he explores narrative methods using diverse mediums such as newspaper, book, woodcut print, Chinese ink, pigment powder, probe into non-linear expressions of time and space, and inquire into both realistic and fantastical representations based on his own understanding of society and sociological theories.
Sun Xun graduated in 2005 from the Print-making Department of the China Academy of Art. In 2006 he established Pi Animation Studio. He currently lives and works in Beijing. His animation works have been nominated by both Berlin International Film Festival and Venice Film festival. Recent exhibitions include: Sun Xun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2018); Sun Xun: Time Spy, Saint Louis Art Museum, U.S.A (2018);; The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2016); Yesterday Is Tomorrow, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. (2014) and Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.(2013).
Courtesy of: A 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission, in partnership with Edouard Malingue Gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery and Shanghart Gallery.