Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The art of Dong Yuan 董媛

The works of Dong Yuan 董媛  have been described as visual encyclopaedias of ordinariness. As a student in the Experimental Arts Department at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Dong Yuan began to document the mundane objects of daily life. She decided to paint, literally, everything she owned. Home of Paintings and Sketch of Family Belongings (2008) record, on fifty-nine and one hundred and eighty-six canvases respectively, the two apartments in which she lived as a student.

House-Base Cabinet: No.6

Detail from House-Base Cabinet: No 6

Dong Yuan, 'Grandmother's House', multiple small canvases, 2013

Dong Yuan, Sketch of Family Belongings, 2008

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