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MYTHIC TEMPLES BY DU KUN

by Ariadna Zierold

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“Revels of the Rock Gods”, by Beijing-based painter DU Kun, is a series of epic oil paintings depicting the faces of Chinese rock musicians as mythic temples.

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Du Kun often paints the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, and puts them in mysterious atmospheres that creates a mystic, misty air.

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The musicians’ faces in this series are comprised of Buddhist temples and other traditional Chinese architectural structures, treating his subjects as if they were divine creatures overlooking sacred lands.

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