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Koji Pottery Standing Screen (Chrysanthemum) Collection Image
Koji Pottery Standing Screen (Chrysanthemum)

Author: Wu Liang-Bin

Size:Length:73 x Width:74 x Height10 (cm)

Size description:152x127x10(含框)

Introduction:Mr. Wu Liang-Bin was born in 1947 on the old street of Yingge Town, New Taipei City. His ancestral home is Cizao Township, Fujian Province, and his family has been in the pottery business for 21 generations, continuing their ancestral trade for five generations in Taiwan. Born into a family of ceramic artists, he has been working with clay since childhood, creating tirelessly over the decades. He transitioned from making "everyday pottery" such as traditional pots, bowls, and plates, to crafting intricate and delicate "Koji pottery," developing his own unique style. Despite the fluctuating fortunes of the Taiwanese ceramics industry, he never considered changing his career path. Instead, he deeply pondered how to transform and become a model for traditional ceramics.
In 1978, his celebrated works included the ridge beasts on the roof of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the dragon head decorations at the National Concert Hall, showcasing his superb and solid pottery techniques. Later, using Koji pottery methods, he incorporated elements of opera characters, Taiwan's unique folk parade culture, and the imagery of old houses to highlight Taiwan's local cultural characteristics.
This work, "Chrysanthemum," is part of the "Four Gentlemen" series gifted to the museum during the 2004 "Ceramic Art of Color and Craftsmanship - Wu Liang-Bin's Classic Koji Pottery Exhibition." Chrysanthemums bloom in the late autumn frost, symbolizing noble and reclusive character, as expressed by Su Shi in "A Farewell Gift to Liu Jingtian in Early Winter": "The lotus withers, leaving no rain cover, the remaining chrysanthemums proudly stand in the frost." This work features Koji pottery mounted on a wooden base designed as a screen with the concept of a "window within a door," both beautiful and practical. This traditional architectural "stone window" design features bats at the four corners symbolizing good fortune, embodying the auspicious meaning of "bestowing blessings." The center has a "bagua window," with tree trunks and chrysanthemum branches forming the window grille image, along with several insects, presenting an overall scene of autumn freshness and charm.

Accession Number:CR09300800