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Circus Maximus
2014
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HSI Shih-Pin
Circus Maximus
2014
stainless-steel , titanium-plating , baking varnish
331 x 175 x 10 cm
Circus Maximus
2014
stainless-steel , titanium-plating , baking varnish
331 x 175 x 10 cm
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The first ancient Roman stadium and the largest, Circus Maximus, is situated between a valley in Rome, with it regarded as a quintessential model for ancient Roman stadiums. The stadium was where chariot races took place back in the days, filling the arena with power and beauty. However, all that is left now is the ruins of the racetracks. While researching for information on the location, different data were discovered regarding its active years, specifications, dimension, space, and other details, resulting in a site that is collaborative constructed by mismatching descriptions and records based on people’s collective memories.

This artwork, Circus Maximus, is a prototype for this ancient Roman stadium created with my signature approach using geometric deconstruction and reconstruction, with the stadium appearing quite futuristic. Galloping in this stadium are animals and physical forms derived from my extensive imaginations for such creatures, especially with impressions of horses. It also represents a relentless pursuit for ideal and also embodies imaginative thoughts for a spiritual arena.

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30 artworks / 14 exhibition
Installation Art , Sculpture
Born in 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan, Hsi Shih-Pin received an MFA degree of Plastic Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). He specializes in sculpture and installation of mixed media. The variety of Hsi’s works shows in the combinatio ...
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HSI Shih-Pin, 2014, Installation Art
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HSI Shih-Pin, 2013, Installation Art , Sculpture
HSI Shih-Pin, 2013, Installation Art
HSI Shih-Pin, 2013, Installation Art , Sculpture
HSI Shih-Pin, 2010, Painting
HSI Shih-Pin, 2012, Installation Art , Sculpture
HSI Shih-Pin, 2010, Installation Art
HSI Shih-Pin, 2011, Painting
HSI Shih-Pin, 2012, Painting
HSI Shih-Pin, 2014, Installation Art , Sculpture
HSI Shih-Pin, 2013, Installation Art
HSI Shih-Pin, 2012, Painting
HSI Shih-Pin, 2012, Painting