Wei Dong, New Paintings
Nicholas Robinson Gallery is pleased to present the second gallery exhibition for painter Wei Dong.
Wei Dong’s new paintings consist of single or multi-figure compositions, reflecting on and satirizing the social mores of both the Maoist era in China, and its legacies within contemporary China. These narrative vignettes also illustrate a highly personal lexicon of desire, or more specifically a painterly excising of the suppression of these desires.
Classically academic, and often inspired by important masters and masterpieces of the Western canon (especially Vermeer, Parmigianino and Ingres, but including many
technical and stylistic nods to other Old Master antecedents), the paintings’ meticulous verisimilitude is tempered by a highly distinctive and subtle mannerism.