He Duoling (何多苓) (1948, China)
‘House with Attic’ series 1: groups
He Duoling is a prominent contemporary Chinese oil painter with a broad range of influences from impressionism and Pre-Raphaelitism to Andrew Wyeth, in a style moving from realism to a more free-form and poetic manner. In my opinion, one of the most ‘complete’ figurative painters from China.
He’s House with Attic series is a set of 44 paintings to accompany
Anton Chekhov’s short story usually titled An Artist’s Story or The House with the Mezzanine
in English. The choice of an impressionistic style to the works is presumably a deliberate evocation of Chekhov’s period, and He explores the space and psychology between the characters with a striking ease.