Donglai Meng’s interest originates from the study of psychoanalysis, which reveals the contradiction and split between human consciousness and subconsciousness. This makes her doubt the authenticity of the images that people present in reality. Therefore, her artistic practice is to constantly capture and feel the inner state of human beings in different contexts, such as dreams, fantasies, hallucinations.
Her works are mainly installations, paintings, short stories, videos and so on. While exploring the mental world of people, she also researches the connection between real society and human psychology. She endowed her works with fictional narrative backgrounds, just like building dreams in the real world, making it as insinuations and reflections on real problems, and trying to draw viewers’ attention to their inner experience.
Donglai Meng (b.1994, China) is a visual artist currently based in the Netherlands.www.mengdonglai.com