Sculptures on horses has been abundant at all times, which makes it very difficult to innovate out of this tradition subject. Silver Manned Horse No. 5 was the first sculpture of its kind painted in glossy car paint, and outstood itself from traditional aesthetics and form. Pursuing neither familiarity with horse nor sublimity back in Han or Tang Dynasty, it goes for the concept between horse and non-horse. Unlike bronze sculptures which usually looked sturdy, it challenged people’s perspective towards horse sculptures with its lightness as air.
Silver Manned Horse No. 5 was presented in Shanghai Biennale after its first production, and was presented again in the Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum in 2012.