The breathtaking paintings of the Paris-based Chinese artist Sha Zijian illustrate the loneliness that can be found in nature. Each of the images feature a small lone human figure being swept up in their overpowering environments reflecting an existential philosophy. The oil paintings provide a romantic realism to these haunting images of deserted mountains and forests.
Sha Zijian's extraordinary works characterize the disconnect between humans and nature making a clear comment on contemporary society. It is easy to get lost in these gloomy images because they give such a familiar feeling of unease, as society is characterized as the lost figure. The lack of communication and disconnect presented in the painting show just how incapable humans are of understanding nature.
Lone Figure Landscapes
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