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This series of paintings reflects upon Chinese and European traditions of realistic depiction and explores the ability of a painting to make non-existent things look real and tangible. Each painting has an open-ended composition dangling between landscape and still life. 

It combines different angles of view and different painting techniques by putting them in such a context that the eye accepts them as real. Rather than being a simple reflection of our general perceptual properties, this real (or, rather, “reals” varying from one painting to another) are socially and culturally specific.

Mountain still-life (European/Chinese), 2019

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