266×196 cm，56×56 cm
Oil on Canvas
“We are like abandoned children, lost in the forest. Do you feel my sorrow when you stand in front of me? Do you feel your own sorrow?” – Franz Kafka Both paintings focus on the broad topic of existence, and there are sematic correlations between the two. By distancing itself from real life, the artwork encourages an exploration of the relationship between humans and sharks, and between humans themselves. It also challenges the notions of rationality, knowledge, human nature and desire.
Ma Mingze was born in 1983 in Liaoning province, Ma Mingze graduated from the Oil Painting Department at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. She incorporates literary references into her artworks to enrich their subject matter. She currently lives and works in Beijing.