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Xie Dongming
Xie Dongming is an artist that resorts to the expressivity of Sturm und Drang. His introverted personality has not restrained the passion and abandon in his brushstrokes. Dancing figures in solid and heavy pictures, rash strokes and bright, saturated colours are the expressive features of his realism. His exhibited works mark a departure from his past practice of representing concrete figures in concrete settings, locating female figures in symbolic dances in the jungle. He constantly struggles against the restraints of sensitivity and expressivity and turns to the depiction of volume and space in figures. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting colours and the original ones, he pushes the intense effects of the picture to the extreme. Dramatic human figures and spaces give him a frightening touch. The structures and colours reflect more of his unique feelings and sense of existence of his expressivity. The organically integrated imagery and language after being distilled by subjectivity are crucial symptoms and symbols of contemporary society. This is the inner need of painting, where its intrinsic value lies, as well as the reason why painting can link up all eras in search of the pulse of the contemporary. 
Exhibits
  • NO Man's land 1
    Size: 180250cm
    Time: 2012
  • NO Man's land 2
    Size: 180250cm
    Time: 2012
  • Sunset Glow
    Size: 200360cm
    Time: 2012
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