Jing-Dong Shen is active/lives in China. Jing Dong Shen is known for painting, ceramic sculpture, cartoonized soldiers.
Biography Jing-Dong Shen
Who am I? – A Question I Try to Answer in My Works
At first I got inspiration for my Hero Series from a photo showing me in army uniform. My original plan was rather simple. I just wanted to present me as a hero.
I began with clay figurines, then made porcelain figurines, and finally, oils. Gradually, I came to treat more subjects than my personal image in army uniform – I presented people of all social walks.
People who were born in 1950s and 1960s have lived through the Red Era and heroes like Lei Feng, Huang Jiguang and Dong Cunrui have become their enduring memory. My creation of the series, in fact, is exploration of the people’s memory of that time. My wo
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