The art of Zhang Xiaogang, Liu Ye, Zeng Fanzhi, Yue Minjun, Liu Wei, and Li Shan reflect on the radical social changes taking place in China today. These artists skillfully capture human emotions and psychology that are universally shared. The paintings in this section are portraits of ourselves, reflecting our inner most thoughts and anxieties living in a rapidly changing world. As Chinese contemporary avant-garde artists, they created a contemporary aestheticism through the honest portrayal of the human body and contemporary society, laying bare the insecurities and overwhelming emotions that confront us today. Though these artists represent a specific time and social reference in China, they captivate collectors around the world with their universal themes of human desire and the realities each one of us experience each day. The paintings featured here are emotionally powerful because they convey the fundamental truths of human existence.