Oil on Canvas, 200 x 70 cm
USD 15,200 – 21,700
About the artwork
Although Tong considers art as a direct media for expression, he believes that the ultimate question of art is on "human" itself, the passion, thought of human being. We can feel Tong's sincere affection to the female in his art works. He states clearly that, "My mother is the one who I love the most in my life. My sisters who I love are female, my best lover is a female, too. I love the female for their innocence, fineness and softness, they may be ordinary yet are full of passion, they are full of hopes even corrupted. The female world represented through an art device looks like a vehicle which has summarized everything, it demonstrates the special quality of the female!"
About the artist
Tong Zhengang was born in Xinjiang, China in 1959. He studied at the China PLA Art Academy and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His works were selected to be exhibited numerous times at the Moualot Lithoprint Factory and the Lithograph Museum in Paris. He also had solo exhibitions in the Barcelona Contemporary Museum of Art, Spain and in Hong Kong, and the American Embassy in Beijing.
Tong expresses his feelings and understanding of the value and meaning of everyday life by depicting the female in the appearance of portraits, or by placing females together with males in the same environment, so as to establish an interactive relationship between his personal view and the objective view of the male. In Tong's works there is the attainment of an ultimate goal of artistic creation: freedom from issues of harmony in aesthetics, the conversion of art directly into the spirit of human life, and from that into art. The purpose of Tong's works is to serve as criticism, in order to change of the inner mindsets of people.