In contemporary painting, irony has become an important and mainstream expression of artistic creation, which makes works richer and more profound. Irony is both a rhetoric and a way of seeing the world. As one of the absurd expressions, irony is a common category of artistic phenomena in the context of contemporary oil painting. This art phenomenon emerged in the mid-twentieth century and continued to the end of the 1990s. The irony method reflects the whole social and cultural phenomenon during this period, exposing and critically summarizing and expressing the social reality of that period
Such inquiry practice is an inevitable outcome of the development of that period