Water Colour on Paper, 50 x 50 cm
About the artwork
Deng Cheng Wen is well-known for his images depicting the blind leading the blind. It is a commentary on the Chinese youth of his generation who are seemingly lost in a post-modern, post-globalisation era. Part of the listlessness and lack of direction stems from the limited choices that youth have for themselves after graduation - they are typically restricted to following the path that society has set for them. The eyes, or the windows to the soul, are obscured and one just has to follow the leader with regards to future direction.
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.Go to Deng Cheng Wen's profile ›