Evening with Approaching Fog
Perfectly mixing realistic landscapes in a dreamlike context and giving his work a lyrical, haunting quality is the immediately recognizable hallmark of artist Mo DaFeng. He is an internationally recognized leader of the new generation of Chinese Realists. “Evening with Approaching Fog” is quintessential DaFeng.
“I was driving through coastal Maine and turned down a small local road which led me to a fishing port in Jonesport,” says Mo. “From the dock, I saw these wooden dories on the dark deep water, slowly spinning and making a hollow knocking sound when they touched. I was the only one on the dock, as the fishermen had finished their day’s work. The whole place was ethereal. Back in my studio, I refined my initial composition, focusing on the aged details of the dories to reveal the character of the scene. I exaggerated the view to give the foreground a relaxed feeling while keeping a hazy, soft, but still vivid imaginary quality to the background.”