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Dong Wensheng 董文胜

Dong Wensheng’s works are known to have a strong signature style that originates from traditional Chinese aesthetics, and are rich in implicit poetic languages. They are permeated with a unique oriental mystique, solitude, and even a kind of absurdity, leading the viewer into a distinctive aesthetic dimension, where tradition and reality overlap, existence and void co-exist.

Dong Wensheng's works are known to have a strong signature style that originates from traditional Chinese aesthetics and is rich in implicit poetic languages. His major works, combining the traditional and the contemporary, are permeated with an oriental feel full of mystique, solitude and absurdity, leading the viewers into a unique aesthetic dimension.  The artist's creative process is full of contradictions, and his works evolve between illusion and reality. The objects and symbols in his works attempt to bring all kinds of contemporary cultural memories into the misty past. He is convinced that photography as a medium possesses an intrinsic social quality. Using this medium's fluidity and intrigue, Dong makes challenging works that open up new possibilities.

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