Wei Dong

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Chinese artist Wei Dong continues the tradition of the Chinese landscape through oil painting, but interrupts the conventional imagery by using women draped in sexuality in the foreground. This imagery is a metaphor for how “sex, violence, and popular culture dominate traditional morals.” After abandoning ink on paper as his primary medium, Wei Dong found oil painting to facilitate his imagery more clearly. Wei Dong graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, and is currently exhibiting with a group of Chinese artists this month at the Stux Gallery in NYC titled “Chinese Relativity: Part I. In 2005 Wei Dong had a solo exhibition titled “I Wanna Fly” at the Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery in Beijing, China. Other Exhibitions include Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, and The Armory Show, NYC (2005).

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