Artworks by Pan Dehai

The Past- Bridge by Pan Dehai

250 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Provision Shop by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
120 x 150 cm

Victory by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
170 x 200 cm

The Past- Violinist by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
120 x 150 cm

The Past- Courtyard by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
250 x 200 cm

The Past- Coal Mining by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
120 x 150 cm

The Past- Journalist by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
170 x 200 cm

The Past- Chang An Street by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
190 x 250 cm

The Past- Barber Shop by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
170 x 200 cm

Racing to Victory by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
170 x 200 cm

Founding’s Day March by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
170 x 200 cm

After a Day’s Work by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
120 x 150 cm

A Bustling Day by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
200 x 170 cm

Founding Ceremony by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
200 x 250 cm

Playing in the Yard by Pan Dehai

Oil on Canvas
200 x 170 cm

Pan Dehai

潘德海

1956 Born in Siping City, Jilin Province

1982 Graduated from the Fine Art Department of Northeast University, Changchun, Jilin Province

 

Over  the  past  twenty  years,  established  artist  Pan  Dehai  has  been  widely  known  for  creating  the  image  of   the  ‘Corn  Men’  in  his  works.  And  for  artists  who  were  active  in  the  1980s,  the  name  of  Pan  Dehai  is  also   associated  with  an  influential  group  of  artists  in  the  history  of  Chinese  Contemporary  Art,  that  is   ‘Southwestern  Art  Group’,  which  came  into  being  after  the  ‘New  Age’  Art  Exhibition.  For  Pan  Dehai,  an   artist  who  sets  to  exploring  the  passions  of  life  and  the  questions  in  essence,  his  works  judges  these   aspects  from  a  special  perspective,  making  us  understand  this  world  more  truthfully  and  get  to  know  what   we  are  interested  in.

In  form,  the  ‘Corn  Men’  are  a  synonym  of  affluent  materialistic  life  and  various   desirers;  yet  in  content  they  are  often  a  synonym  of  simple-­‐minded  people,  and  when  the  image  of  these   Corn  Men  is  connected  with  the  social,  political  and  life  scenes  during  the  red  era,  these  figures  dressed  in   blue  uniforms  give  us  a  sense  of  hardly  understandable  humor  and  absurdity.  This  not  only  enables  us  to   feel  the  empty  revolutionary  ideals  in  everybody’s  minds  at  that  time,  but  also  reminds  us  that  there  is  still   a  small-­‐peasant  mentality  and  other  feudal  ideas  in  our  pursuit  for  materialistic  desires  today.  For  his  latest   series,  Pan  Dehai  continues  to  bring  forward  this  concept  but  through  a  more  subtle  way  of  expression.

‘Our  everyday  life  is  comprised  mainly  of  petty  things  and  trifling  matters.  However,  to  ‘fuss  over’  them  is   not  without  sense.  To  observe  them  carefully  can  bring  some  kind  of  change  to  ourselves,  to  experience   this  change  will  bring  our  thoughts  and  feelings  in  the  stream  of  our  past  and  present  as  well  as  stimulate   our  potential  talents,  to  allow  us  to  go  back  to  the  provenance  of  art  and  the  departure  of  life.’  –  Pan   Dehai  ,  2011

Solo Exhibitions

2001 “Pan Dehai- Chubby Series” Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
1994 “Pan Dehai’s Solo Exhibition” Goethe Institute, Beijing
Selected Group Exhibitions

2005 “Awakening: La France Mandarine- The French Influence on Chinese Art”, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China
2004 “Awakening: La France Mandarine- The French Influence on Chinese Art”, Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
2003 “Guiyang Oil Painting Biennale”, Guiyao, China
Schoeni Art Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2002 “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Germany
2001 “Girls and Boys”, Soobin Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2000 “Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Contemporary Art Gallery, London
1996 “Reality, Today and Tomorrow”, International Art Gallery, Beijing
1993 “From Mao to Pop Art”, Australian Art Museum, Melbourne Art Museum, Melbourne, Australia
“Post ’89 New Art”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1991 “Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting”, Chinese History and Military Museum, Beijing, China
1986 Organised and participated in Southwest Art Research Group
1985 “New Image Art Exhibition”, Shanghai and Nanjing