Deng Cheng Wen

The Fleeting Years 轻飘的岁月, 2014
Ink on Paper, 68 x 45 cm

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About the artwork

Deng Cheng Wen depicts his main character with eyes concealed by the person behind him. He raises his hands to his face, with an expression of amusement and laughter. Unwilling to face the harshness of reality, these youth revel in the fleeting years of following the system blindly - not having to think for themselves and make strategic decisions. He is surrounded by a mass of murky colour, an ominous foreshadowing of the potential troubles to be faced in future.



About the artist

In 1981, Deng Cheng Wen was born in Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 and his works have been exhibited worldwide in places such as Hong Kong, Beijing and Miami. Deng Cheng Wen's "Blind Walking" series captures the collective ambition, ignorance and emotional flurry within the young Chinese of his generation. His works adopt a concept-based approach in order to seek a depth and complexity, at a level that causes some of its viewers to recognize personal truths while standing before the art. 

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