Dou Rong Jun

Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm



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About the artwork

In this painting titled "Recollection", Dou Rong Jun uses ranges of smoky shades of grey and red. The fluidity of his paint explores the theme of souvenir, reminiscence, and memory, blurred by time and driven by the sensations. His models seem lost in their thoughts, staring with a blank gaze at the transition of man's emotions. The artist goes deeper into the art of painting, way beyond representation of obvious emotions such as joy or fear: he defies himself to depict deeper inner states, entering in a work of introspection. Achieving his pursuit, his model's attitude transpires philosophical states and intimate thoughts.

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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