Above the Cloudsby Ren Zhe
“Above the Clouds” depicts a sea of consciousness where sky becomes Earth. They are not two figures, as may appear, but rather one man facing off against, and aspiring to surpass, himself. The work beckons viewers to an ethereal space, inspiring them to contemplate the spiritual world and the transcendence of self. There is a transformation of values – at first, “Above the Clouds” presents a clashing duality between the unyielding steel and the dynamism of water. But, upon further reflection, their solidity and movement quietly complement one another; in a mesmerising coexistence.