Zhang Hua bronze sculpture
Traditionally, sculptures by artists outside the Chinese Royal Court system had two themes: The afterlife and the celestial life. They ended up mostly in tombs or graveyards and were religious relics, such as Buddha and other sculptures decorating temples. In China, public sculpture entered the peoples’ daily lives only in recent years. With the development of new cities sculptors were given the space to create sculptures that has become a part of the landscape linking together the environment and people. This is a golden era for sculptors, that influences young artists. Among them was Zhang Hua. He did not have artistic family background, but had a natural talent and ability to create. From a simple piece of clay he could create amazing art pieces. The style of his sculptures is fresh, crisp and graceful, never heavy, bulky or lifeless. Extenuated limbs and bodies, flowing lines, motion and youthfulness are the extension for hopes, rushing towards the future with dreams of reaching their final goal.
Chinese sculptor Zhang Hua was born in 1964. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of Hebei Arts and Crafts School in 1985. In 1998, he attended the graduate-course class of the Sculpture Department at the Central Academy of Art. He is a member of the Chinese Sculpture Institute and has received the National Urban Sculpture Design Certificate. Zhang Hua is a permanent participant of art exhibitions, among the latest are: Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, etc), Art Apart Fair Singapore (2013), LA Art Show (2013), and others.
Through movement in sports, depicting limitless hopes, dreams and the desire for freedom the sculptor captures the inner desire and passion of spirit. The chosen subjects in his sculptures are based on his own artistic observations and memories, life experiences and precious family values. Zhang Hua through his own experience can turn a simple theme into a touching of the heart, because the artist has cherished and retained the unique quality of such good memories for a long time. That is one of the main keys for his success.