Oil on canvas.
There are four oil paintings included in this series of artwork, titled “Red Wall (红墙)”. The artist utilized oil painting to illustrate the Ming Dynasty Chinese woodcut. Yellow is painted in the background, and a red wall labeled “China” by white color occupies the major space of these paintings. On top of the red walls, the artist paints four depictions to render Confucius tenets, which consists of 1) To always be patriotic and loyal to the emperor (心存君国); 2) Staying close with the young bullies for long will have negative influence on one’s personality (狎昵恶少，久必受其累); 3）Paying the tax on time (国课早完); 4）The more people to share with, the less profit each individual receives (分多润寡). The artist changed the original nature of pop art, which is a dissolution of meanings, by utilizing strong colors and the Chinese traditional woodcut in his artistic illustration. (Lu Peng, 90’s Art China, p153). See attached links for more photographs of this series of artwork. (Yifan Shang '25)
WEI Guang-Qing_红墙---狎暱恶少---久必受其累0001.tif (9205 kB)
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WEI Guang-qing_红墙---国课早完0001.tif (9113 kB)
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WEI Guang-qing_红墙---分多润寡0001.tif (8954 kB)
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