The aim of the research is to reveal the prominent cultural codes and political references in the works of Zhong Biao and Fang Lijun. In addition, it is to investigate what are the reasons that push the artists to deconstruction and tragicomic approaches in their works. It is also to understand how the developmental lines of Contemporary Chinese art have developed. Contemporary Chinese art works; Artists such as Yue Minjun, Guo Jian, Wang Guangyi, Fang Lijun and Zhong Biao form the scope and limitations of the research. Include other artists besides Zhong Biao and Fang Lijun; It is to know why contemporary Chinese art produces political and critical works. The problems of the research are as follows: What are the prominent approaches in contemporary Chinese art? What are the reasons for artists to paint political, psychological, tragicomic and critical paintings? How can the prominent cultural codes and political references in the works of Zhong Biao and Fang Lijun be explained? What is the main theme of the Cynical Realism movement? With the answers to all these questions, it will be known how Contemporary Chinese art progresses, and it will be seen what kind of works the artists of this country produced in the face of events.
Keywords: Contemporary Chinese Art, Zhong Biao, Fang Lijun, Cynical Realism