Song Yuanyuan’s paintings seemingly depicted mundane
surroundings and objects yet they were all settled in an unsettling way. As if there is a vicious gaze peeping the darkest side deep in your soul in Schadenfreude as you are gazing the painting, the feeling of being disposed forces you to hide away and self- inspect. Borrowed online images and photographs taken in daily life as inspirations, Song Yuanyuan has abandoned narrativity in his paintings and trying to depict a sense of emotion through collaging objects. Ordinary objects and grotesque environments, often enclosure spaces with only artificial lighting, formed Song Yuanyuan’s artistic language. His works embody the desire and lure for reality and illusion and the contradictions, which the juxtaposition of these two might create. The conflict between his artistic ideals and the reality becomes an intense yet poetic battle presented on canvas.
Monster Oil on canvas ｜ 130cm x 142cm｜2022
Work Park Oil on canvas | 206.5cm x 250cm | 2019
Stormy Vacation Oil on canvas | 320 x 408cm | 2019
Hand Gestures Grow Out of Muscles Oil on canvas | 220 x 192 cm | 2018
The Violent Ball-n6 Charcoal, pencil and oil on paper | 118cm x 89cm ｜ 2022
Me Myself and I（2） Charcoal, pencil and oil on paper | 79 x 109cm | 2019