Deploying a variety of painterly techniques, Ouyang Chun’s works narrate episodes from the world he lives or he sees. Fascinated by truth and the sometimes-cruel absurdity that accompanies it, Ouyang Chun draws his primary inspiration from the contradictions and incongruities of contemporary China. Truth and fiction, the pursuit of spiritual purity mirrored in minute detail in his paintings, have rendered expressive through his brushes with his instinct and sentiment. The psychological depth of his painting language comes to full expression when the fascination in the paintings becomes certain metaphors drawing from his own experience and the social context. His paintings feature his understanding of his artistic language and his quest for a formulation adequate to himself.
Ouyang Chun was born in 1974 in Beijing, graduated from the Department of Art Education of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Road to Heaven, Building B06, 798 Art District, Beijing, China (2023); Weird and Wonderful, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2016); Painting the King, Belvedere-Upper Belvedere& Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2011). Recent group exhibitions include I Loved You, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2022); A Higher Calling, WHITE SPACE, Beijing, China (2021). Ouyang Chun currently lives and works in Beijing, China.