I found it interesting that human beings change their facial expressions unconsciously when they meet different people or be in different environments, although it may not be their true emotion at that moment.

Meng Donglai

Meng Donglai

Meng Donglai - Four States

My interest originates from the study of psychoanalysis, which reveals the contradiction and split between human consciousness and subconsciousness, which makes me doubt the authenticity of the images that we present in reality. Therefore, my artistic practice is to constantly capture and feel the inner state of human beings in different contexts, such as dreams, fantasies, hallucinations, these subconscious activities that cannot be observed with eyes, I question their significance for real life. My works are mainly installations, paintings, short stories, videos and so on. While exploring the mental world of people inward, I also research the connection between real society and human psychology. I endowed my works with fictional narrative backgrounds, just like building dreams in the real world, making it as insinuations and reflections on real problems, and trying to draw viewers' attention to their inner experience.

White Book

hundertwasser and matisse series, 2016

hairy legs god

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