Dou Rong Jun

Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm

USD 4,300 – 6,200


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About the artwork

Chinese artist Dou Rong Jun builds his artistic style with monochromatic male portraits in deep reflection, painting feelings through his subject's body language, attitude, and the lines and expressions on their faces. He depicts stories with subtle, delicate brushstrokes and thin washes of paint dripping towards the subjects, conveying emotions with sensibility. His palette features somber and moody range of inky shades offset by dusty pastels highlighted by white negative space. His acrylic work is fluid, running like water colors and plunging the viewer in a blurry dream of deep reflections. Elaborate and refined, Dou Rong Jun's work mirrors his stories, covering themes such as contemplation, recollection, and reflection.

About the artist

Born in 1971 in Nanjing, Dou graduated from the Nanjing Art Institute with a B.A. degree. Dou currently teaches fine art in Shanghai while pursuing his art practice. Intricate and moving depictions have always been one of the essential characteristics of paintings. Dou Rong Jun chooses to use the language of paintings to capture the subject's details and the subtle, delicate stories between people that are not always easy to grasp. In each of his works, there is sensitivity with every brushstroke and an apt conveyance of emotion. He has exhibited extensively in China and South Asia. 

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