中国社会︎寓言绘画

Social allegory of contemporary China




WORKS

· Ou Jinzhong Agonistes  斗士欧金中

· Li Yundi Redemption  李云迪的救赎

· Dance of Delivery  外卖之舞 

· Who Stole My Life  谁偷了我的人生
· Peace Mantra book  平安经 
· Summer Snow  夏之雪



PEKING FOX
Chinese artist, painter.
 
Neo-Realism, artist’s work revive Western classical painting tradition to narrate contemporary Chinese life. The feature of the work is contemporary and historical commentary combined allegory as well as myth.



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谁偷了我的人生 2020

Who Stole My Life






2020
Oil on canvas
6 pieces, each 50x40 cm


In June 2020, stories of how an identity theft scandal robbed hundreds of students’ dreams to get into university set social media alight. According to an investigative report, a total of 242 cases of impostors discovered during internal checks of Shandong universities between 2018 and 2019. And this probably only the tip of the impostor iceberg in China.

The announcement prompted public outcry and sparked a robust discussion on corruption in local institutions, with many netizens raising questions about how these people’s identity was stolen. And people have also questioned “gaokao”, an exam that on the surface, promised equal opportunities for all and for many rural families, the exam is the only way for children to alter their future. But now, it shows evidence that people with connections and money can easily steal the bright futures of those without.

This series of work based on this background, combined with some specific images of China and the West like government official caps of ancient China, academic caps and the symbol of justice etc. It is ironic that under the rampage of power, the people at the bottom will have no chance to move upstream, and can only stay at the bottom forever. This will be the greatest sorrow of the society.



 






2020年6月,有关冒名顶替者如何窃取数百名学生身份进入大学的故事,在中国社交媒体被大量曝光。根据一份调查报告,在2018年至2019年的山东大学内部调查中,发现242起冒名顶替者案例,而这可能仅仅是中国冒名顶替者的冰山一角。

该公告引起了公众的强烈抗议,并引发了有关地方机构腐败的讨论,许多网民就这些人的身份被盗的方式提出了疑问。人们还对“高考”提出质疑,这项考试从表面上保证了所有人和许多农村家庭享有平等机会,几乎是普通家庭孩子改变命运的唯一途径。但是事实上,有社会关系和财富的人可以轻易窃取那些贫寒子弟的光明未来。

这一系列的绘画作品结合了东西方的一些符号,例如古代中国的政府官帽,学士帽和公平的象征天枰等。具有讽刺意味的是,在权力滥用之下,社会底层的流动机会将越来越少,这是社会的最大悲哀。
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