Artist
Kung Wen-Yi
鞏文宜
Date of birth
1971
Place Of birth
Nantou, Taiwan, Asia
Biography
Born in Nantou, Taiwan, Kung Wen-Yi is a contemporary ceramic artist. With a strong interest in mechanical engineering, many of Kung’s ceramic works have a functional quality to them. Combining his love of robotics like the Iron Man with the Chinese folk beliefs and personification of the Ba-Jia-Jiang, his more recent works are largescale ceramic robotic figures with traditional folk aesthetics and sancai colouring.Kung also collaborates with fellow Taiwanese ceramicist Ko Yu-Cheng to create elaborate ceramic installations. Water Drops (2014), in the White Rabbit Collection, is one of their joint projects where each of them made half the work. The two artists have exhibited together, most recently at a joint solo exhibition in 2017 at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. They are also part of the Wu Xing Ceramic Art Studio in Tamsui, Taiwan, along with artists Chen Ming and Liu I-Wen, where Kung is creative director.

Works by this artist