A Floating World: Artist duo Ta Men stage outrageous, surrealist scenes in paint (NSFW)

This bizarre series of artworks by Beijing-based duo, Ta Men (meaning 'They' in Mandarin), combines surrealism, collage and fine art painting for wildly unique results. The collection is due to be exhibited at Beijing's Yang Gallery in January, located in the Art District of the city.

Artists Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang "stage outrageous, surrealistic scenes in paint and photo collage that star an ever-changing cast of characters. Though the scenes always take place on the same fictional “stage”— the corner of a cafeteria-like room in an urban high-rise — the location of the room shifts constantly as the window opens onto new horizons in every image. These collaborative paintings have more than just the two personalities that make them — they may be classifiable as fully schizophrenic.

"An epoch of the late 1970’s generation, They reveal their attitudes towards realities of society and their circumstances in a different approach from the artists of the older generation. They, through interior and conflicting juxtaposition, display a contradictory nature of society that is both corrupt and progressive. However, they do not reject nor express any sarcasm towards the real world seen outside the window. Individuals are merely consuming or entertaining themselves."

Discover more at yanggallery.com.sg.

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