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Welcome to the official website of Dafen Oil Painting Village! Here, tradition intertwines with modernity, and replication coexists with originality. Our young artists, wielding colors and creativity, paint the canvas of individuality and dreams.

Join us on a journey to explore the transformation of Dafen Oil Painting Village and experience the boundless charm of art.

The first oil painting village of China

Located in the Buji Street, Longgang District of Shenzhen City, Dafen Oil Painting Village is a small village covering only 0.4 square kilometers. Every year, over a million oil paintings from more than 200 galleries here embark on a journey to the world, generating an annual export value of up to 30 million yuan, earning it the title of “China’s Number One Oil Painting Village.”

Dafen Village is not only the cradle of artistic creation but also a beacon in the international oil painting market. Over 2,000 artists and painters unleash their creativity here, seamlessly blending tradition with modernity, and the East with the West.

Step into Dafen and experience the unique charm of Chinese oil painting art, explore this magical place where art and innovation intersect.

History

Dafen Oil Painting Village, once an ordinary Hakka village, began its transformation into a mecca of oil painting in Shenzhen since 1989 when Hong Kong art dealer Huang Jiang introduced the oil painting industry here. Today, numerous oil painting studios dot the landscape, where artists create on-site, allowing visitors to experience the allure of oil painting up close.

Venturing into this art-infused village, you not only witness the process of oil painting creation but also have the opportunity to purchase or commission various oil painting artworks. Dafen Village is a perfect fusion of art and commerce, attracting countless art enthusiasts each year to explore its offerings.

Artists in Dafen

Dafen Oil Painting Village, a shining art gem in Shenzhen, is currently experiencing a creative revolution led by young artists. While once renowned for replicating world-famous paintings, the new generation of artists is pioneering a new era of original art with their individuality and talent.

These young painters, whether trained in art academies or self-taught, have found a platform in Dafen to showcase their unique artistic voices. Their works, ranging from traditional to modern, offer insightful perspectives on life, nature, and society.

As the works of these young artists gain recognition in domestic and international markets, the reputation of Dafen Oil Painting Village continues to soar in the global art scene. The interaction between artists and the community injects new vitality into Dafen, driving forward artistic development and cultural prosperity.

The future of Dafen Oil Painting Village, fueled by the innovation and growth of young artists, holds endless possibilities. It is not only a showcase of art but also a reflection of the spirit of the times, heralding a brilliant tomorrow for Chinese oil painting art.