Shanghai ~ China
Conceptual artist Liang Shaoji creates unique meditations on nature and human existence. Drawn to raw silk, he began to breed silkworms and incorporates them in artworks by setting them to spin their thread around objects. Resisting the rampant commercialisation of modern Chinese art, Liang explores aspects of life and human qualities that influence social and cultural development. Liang Shaoji is awarded for his evocative artworks that offer a meditative approach in which art becomes nature and nature becomes art, for his artistic integrity in working outside the mainstream, and for his insightful investigation of the ethics of the human condition and relationship with nature.