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Shifting Perspective

Fan Dongwang
Chinese Australian artist

Chinese born Australian artist Fan Dongwang is an established Shanghai painter who exhibited works in Shanghai Art Gallery regularly before moving to Australia in 1990. He is now based in Sydney. He completed his doctoral thesis, Shifting Perspectives and the Body, in Wollongong University and has exhibited at National Gallery of Australia and numerous university and regional art galleries throughout Australia. His artworks have won many art prizes and feature in various public and private collections in China and Australia.

In recent years Dr Fan Dongwang has combined his traditional Chinese carving technique with his new acrylic canvas paintings to create his unique visual language, Sculptural Painting. Known for his contemporary depiction of traditional Chinese cultural symbols such as dragons along with western cultural icons, Fan Dongwang has explored cultural differences, often from diverse visual perspectives in his large and colourful paintings.

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