Grandma's House——The West Face of Youngest Uncle's Room, 250X500cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

Grandma’s House——The West Face of Youngest Uncle’s Room, 250X500cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

After three year’s work, and through 855 paintings ranging from massive to miniscule in size, Dong Yuan imagines the unlikely marriage between a Western fantasy universe and rural Chinese peasant life scene. Dong creates a comprehensive and lively world in which everything has its own role and position. Dualistic oppositions cease to exist in this universe—ritual and reality, and tradition and the transcendental coincide seamlessly, as metaphysical thought and religious ideas intermingle with the homespun and unsophisticated.

Bosch's Garden(detail 01),Dimensions Variable,oil on canva,2013

Bosch’s Garden(detail 01),Dimensions Variable,oil on canva,2013

Grandma's House——The North Face of Youngest Uncle's Room, 250X265cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

Grandma’s House——The North Face of Youngest Uncle’s Room, 250X265cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

For Dong Yuan, her grandmother’s house represents the site of her earliest memories and ideas about the world. On the other hand, the extraordinary universe created by Bosch — the father of European surrealist art — addresses the deep desire of the artist to move beyond the mundane life. Dong’s work brings the Eastern god of money to the side of a Western judge. In Beijing’s 798 Art District, Dong Yuan’s grandmother’s house and Bosch’s magical garden come together in a mesmerizing clash of time and space.

Grandma's House——Cupboard No.2,200X200cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

Grandma’s House——Cupboard No.2,200X200cm,oil and acrylic on canvas, 2013

About the exhibition

Duration: July 13 – August 21, 2013

Venue: Yang Gallery

Curator: Wei Xing

Chief Project Manager: Chen Meiling

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