Deng Cheng Wen

Into Lopez 3 (走进洛佩斯3), 2014
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm

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About the artwork

A series focused on the ignorance and misguided views of our modern society, Deng Cheng Wen has characteristically depicted his subjects with their eyes covered by the hands of others. However, in ‘Lopez Went 3’, (the name Lopez in reference to hyperrealistic artist Anotonio Lopez Garcia) the train is broken and the walkers are seen with their eyes open. Surprisingly, instead of freedom and enlightenment from seeing, we see the hands of others still present, directing the foremost walker’s gaze in a particular direction. Powerfully symbolic, the artist shows us that often, even those who thirst to see and know, only see what we are shown or led to believe. Our eyes may be open but what we see is directed by what others wish us to view.

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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