In this painting titled "Recollection", Dou Rong Jun uses ranges of smoky shades of grey and red. The fluidity of his paint explores the theme of souvenir, reminiscence, and memory, blurred by time and driven by the sensations. His models seem lost in their thoughts, staring with a blank gaze at the transition of man's emotions.
The artist goes deeper into the art of painting, way beyond representation of obvious emotions such as joy or fear: he defies himself to depict deeper inner states, entering in a work of introspection.
Achieving his pursuit, his model's attitude transpires philosophical states and intimate thoughts.
His subject’s hands are disproportionately large. This is because of the instrumental role hands play in all of man’s activities.