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The Honors for Boy - Fashion and Restraining, 2019, oil on canvas, 112 × 291 cm. Collection of Sunpride Foundation.

Countdown, 2019, oil on canvas, 145.5 × 357 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

The Justice of Fairy Girls, 2016, oil on canvas, 145.5 × 112 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

To kill Tigers in the Zoo, 2019, oil on canvas, 162 × 120 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gun Sound in the Forest, 2019, oil on canvas, 120 × 162 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

OU Jing-Yun

The Third Genre: Portrait of Unknown Heroes

My paintings are attempts at portraying how the image of humans is outlined by the interconnectivity of desire and violence. The works portray the mutation and distortion of various pictures, pieced together by artificial objects, animals, or fabled landscapes, collaged and fractured.

Countdown and Gun sound in the forest recall a certain point in time when a painting turns into an illusory experience and how art movements, traditions, and imaginations about the future integrate into a vehicle that carries experiences that exceed human lifespan—sensory textures that are still able to be experienced without physical participation. At the same time, imaginational depth is explored in the thin interface of paintings. Through the exposure of painting, the constant tug between desire and violence continues. The Honors for Boy - Fashion and Restraining and To kill Tigers in the zoo present the complexity and delirium among images of killing, rejecting the idea of stability in human form and presenting a picture mixed with non-human creatures and monsters.


Ou Jing-Yun was born in 1991 in Yilan, Taiwan, he obtained his BFA and MFA from the Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts. Selected previous solo exhibitions include: Flames of Illusion at VT Artsalon, Taipei (2020); The Whisper by Delirium at Free Art Space, Taipei (2016); Tristes Subtropical at Jing-Lu Art, Taipei (2014). His selected group exhibitions include: Obliteration at Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei (2020); Tree Tree Tree Person I&II – Taroko Arts Residency Project at TheCube, Taipei (2018); Bangkok Biennial 2018 – Co-Exist Art Exhibition (Taiwan) at Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand.