Artist Bio

(b. 1969, CHINA)

 

Chen Yu, always striving to be an artist, creating his own world, from printmaking in university, to publishing industry, to a painter. Being influenced by the art of printmaking, Chen’s works incorporated the photocopy monotonic quality in his paintings.  For him, finding himself in the tremendous social liberation in China, where the citizen has more choices of the control of their lives.  On the other hand he is lost and fear for the decision that he is now allowed to make for his life, this is what Chen’s trying to express through his paintings.  In most of his paintings, the subjects are usually all cloned characters of similar facial expression, with an exception of a character in one of the odd, whose is doing something else under the spotlight, became his signature. Often the characters in the paintings depict a sense of loneliness, and mental disconnection, which strongly demonstrate the uncertainty of Chen’s feelings towards this ever-changing society in China.

 

Chen Yu

Education

Central Academy of Fine Arts (major in printmaking), CHINA, 1993

 

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION

2005 "An Eye for an Eye", Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG 
2001

“One Eye Open And One Eye Closed”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2017

Art Stage Singapore 2017, Wellington Gallery, SINGAPORE

2016

Art Stage Singapore 2016, SINGAPORE

2015

“Return”, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA
“Young Collection”, Proje4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, TURKEY

2014

“Day Dreamer”, YCL Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
“The Chen Family”, YCL, Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

2013

Snow Mountain Arts Festival, Lijiang, CHINA

2012

“Latitude/Attitude: 20th Anniversary Exhibtion”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG

2011

“Images of Women IX”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG

2010

“Supreme Ideals – Chen Brothers Exhibition”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG

2009

“Round Five”, XI Concept Beijing Space, Beijing, CHINA
“VOGUE Fashion and Arts”, Beijing, CHINA

2008

“The Chinese Approach”, Ann Nathan Gallery,  Chicago, USA
“The Chen Family”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA

2007

“RE-Collection, A Retrospective Look at 15 Years of Art & Vision”, Schoeni Art Gallery’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
Art Beijing, Beijing, CHINA
Art London, Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, ENGLAND

2006

Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, USA
MiArt, 11th International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Milan, ITALY
“Beyond the Canvas”, Shanghai Tang and Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG

2005

Scent of a Woman, Escada, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, CHINA

2004

ChinArt, Stadtgalerie, Bydgoszcz, POLAND
ChinArt, La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN

2003

“Open Your Eyes, Chen Yu and Yu Chen”, Lotus Arts de Vivre and Schoeni Art Gallery, Bangkok, THAILAND

2002

ChinArt, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, ITALY
ChinArt, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HUNGARY
ChinArt, Museum Küppersmühle (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art), Duisburg, GERMANY

2001 Group Exhibition, Han Mo Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
2000

Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, CHINA
Taipei International Art Fair, TAIWAN

1999

“Sharp Eye: Associated Exhibition for Artists Born in the 70’s”, BeijingInternational Art Gallery, Beijing;
Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, CHINA
Second Round Exhibition of Five Artist, Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
Shanghai International Art Fair, Shanghai, CHINA

1998

First Round Exhibition of Four Artists, Century Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
Capital Young Artists Invitation Exhibition, Sun Art Salon, Beijing, CHINA

1997

 Excellent Young Artists’ Works Exhibition, Han Mo Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

1996

Group Art Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, CHINA



Collections

Wellington Gallery, HONG KONG