Located in the suburb of Shenzhen in China, Dafen is the No.1 oil painting village in China. Founded in 1989 by an oil painting businessman from Hong Kong, Dafen art village has become a base of oil painting production and sales. It is now home to more than 100 oil painting companies, 700 art galleries.
China low wages and hunger for exports are now changing world of art for the masses as more and more artists graduated from Chinese art colleges are willing to work cheaply and produce tens of thousands of assembly copies of famous Western painting. The oil painting market has become more competitive than ever. Dafen art village has gained its great reputation both at home and aboard, and a great deal of its oil painting both original and reproduction has been sold to many countries in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.