Artworks by Shen Jingdong

Salute by Shen Jingdong

200 cm height
Bronze

Little Prince’s Fox by Shen Jingdong

200 x 40 x 106 cm
Colored Stainless Steel

Soldier by Shen Jingdong

30 x 25 x 20 cm
Aluminium

Role by Shen Jingdong

120 x 180 cm
Oil on Canvas

Little Prince II by Shen Jingdong

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

An Army Girl by Shen Jingdong

160 x 120 cm
Oil on Canvas

Beautiful Cake by Shen Jingdong

200 x 300 cm
Oil on Canvas

Eighth Route Army by Shen Jingdong

180 x 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

Moving Quickly by Shen Jingdong

200 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Emoji by Shen Jingdong

150 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Clown by Shen Jingdong

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Standing Guard by Shen Jingdong

150 x 120 cm
Oil on Canvas

Little Prince by Shen Jingdong

110 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Precious Red Book by Shen Jingdong

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Girl by Shen Jingdong

80 x 60 cm
Oil on Canvas

Little Sailor by Shen Jingdong

56 x 40 cm
Lithography

Little Prince (bust) by Shen Jingdong

40 (height) x 24 cm
Stainless Steel

Little Prince by Shen Jingdong

200 cm (height)
Stainless Steel

 

Rose by Shen Jingdong

200 x 250 cm
Oil on Canvas

Little Prince by Shen Jingdong

76 x 57 cm
Lithography

Little Angel by Shen Jingdong

60 x 80 cm
Lithography

Little Prince by Shen Jingdong

57 x 76 cm
Lithography

Female Soldier by Shen Jingdong

77 x 57 cm
Lithography

Naughty Guys by Shen Jingdong

80 x 60 cm
Lithography

Salute by Shen Jingdong

Sculpture
100 cm

Little Hero by Shen Jingdong

Lithography
56 x 76 cm

Bind Up No.3 by Shen Jingdong

Oil on Canvas
300 x 200 cm

Salute by Shen Jingdong

Sculpture
170 cm

Red Flower by Shen Jingdong

Lithography
56 x 76 cm

Bind Up No.2 by Shen Jingdong

Oil on Canvas
300 x 200 cm

Little Angel by Shen Jingdong

Sculpture
60 x 38 x 16cm

Guard Duty by Shen Jingdong

Oil on Canvas
100 x 100 cm

Shen Jingdong

沈敬东

1965 Born in Nanjing, China
1984 Graduated from Nanjing Xiaozhuang Teaching Education School, Fine Arts Department
1991 Graduated from Nanjing Art College, Printmaking Department
Conscripted into the Chinese Military. Joined the Military Drama Troupe.

The image that Shen Jingdong’s “hero” series created is an image of the soldiers with certain identity. This image is hardly to tell who the specific soldier is. His facial features are vague, and in fact he is a man incommon sense. In clothing and attitude which stand his identity his individuality is replaced by a common ideology. The soldiers are created into four kinds of people, which are the red, the yellow, the bald and the soldiers with hat. The yellow soldiers possess a hue of humanity, and the red soldiers stand for the solemn atmosphere of revolution. Their bodies are not only dressed in the uniform dress, but also have a fixed correct upright posture.

YANG GALLERY Team with renowned Chinese contemporary Pop Art artist Shen Jingdong in Beijing

This kind of image comes from his experience in the army. Almost every soldier with certain personality will be uniformed in the end after joining the army. Shen Jingdong’s work taps into the vulnerability of the venerable by examining heroes of China’s Cultural Revolution – most notably, members of the military. Serving in the military drama troupe for 16 years provided the artist ample exposure to military life and fame to consider soldiers as sentiment beings, rather than mere emblems of Communist thought. The plastic, manufactured soldiers Shen Jingdong’s paintings are in contrast to the observed humanity from his experience but allows one to view these cultural icons as government play things gazing out with placid, unquestioning expressions. The mix of ideological and consumerist subject matter reflects Shen Jingdong’s works attempting to digest the nation’s transition into a consumer–‐driven society.
His pieces have already been collected by the Today Art Museum, the China National Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Retreat Museum in Singapore.

‘I think that acceptance of ideas contained in my works is a process of a commodity being accepted by consumers. It takes time. At first I meant to present myself as a hero, and then I broadened themes of my works. By my endeavor, my heroes are being accepted by the public. This means my ambition is being fulfilled. The image of an ordinary person like me will be passed down as a hero. A hundred years later, if my work still exists, people will ask who the person is.’ – Shen Jingdong