Born in 1983 in Shanxi, China.

As one of the most promising talents of the post 80’s generation, Chen belongs to a group of artists who has redefined the direction of Chinese contemporary art, turning away from the societal rhetorics and aesthetics of the earlier avant garde movements. With his tongue-in-cheek humour, Chen’s works appear « superflat », his canvases filled with vibrant colours and bold patterns. Graduating from the renowned Beijing Film Academy, Chen’s continuing passion for films is clearly evident in his oeuvre: « I can’t say I was not affected, because what I have seen and learnt will be expressed in my work. Watching films is a very important channel through which I gain knowledge. »

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