In recent times, I have had some doubts about describing the outer world; I want to enter into a particular real inner world, I want people to discover themselves in my paintings. In these paintings, I want to illustrate such a world. A place where people are emotionally detached from each other. A place where people distrust each other, a selfish and unsympathetic world. A world where people do not help or support each other, a world where people live on their own. Especially now, I think many people are lonely and low in spirit. People cannot fill up their emotional void. These dilapidated and desolate visuals are a manifesto of my understanding of reality. In this image, it is closer to the essence of reality; the lonely silhouette standing, not facing the viewer, is the spiritual defeat and clueless search that I try to portray. Our times are short of innocence and enthusiasm.
Luo Qing (1970)
Graduated from Beijing Central Academy of Fine Art, Luo Qing recent painting style became more impasto. He began to simplify his painting language expressly, and hence avoid many things, and at the same time, maintain and not lose a type of inertia. Among his recent work, the use of perspective, isolation of space, the confident, subtle loose rendering, the pleasant, direct visual communication, etc., see him experimenting with a bold painting language that goes hand in hand with his confidence in his art. In his paintings, the presentation of the scene is a strong model of the realities of society. However, what is presented gives a sense of light-heartedness set in a grave and heavy atmosphere. Perhaps Luo Qing is not pursuing an incredible visual impact but a clever and spiritual touch.
Oil on Canvas
152 x 136 cm