Artist Bio

(b. 1975, Chinese)

 

Chen Li, a real artist whose world is forever an independent, thriving kingdom in the process of self-perfection. His paintings present subtly about the world around him and depict million of thoughts by using structure style with high proficiency. He is interested in exploring a new emotive personal way portraying people, ornament, symbols that follow the genuine social, human cultural concern apparent in the paintings of the western master he favored.

 

His expressive style has many hiding passages such as accidents; footpaths; ornament; road and scenarios with aesthetic interest but under the domination of the human materialism world view, which is incompatible with pursuit of today’s cloud computing, the leading characteristics of unlimited expansion of the information age. 

 

Chen’s works of art combined with realism and surrealism evocates Eastern and Western elements, while graduated from Fresco paintings where he always composes his work through mural methods, input different characteristic to create visual imagery.  By combining figuration with a varied pictorial language, the artist creates visual narratives that draw inspiration from ancient and modern history.

 

Through his incorporates recognizable images – Marxism leaders, Ancient Chinese warriors; clown; radio; telephone all these references are intended as a specific commentary on a time period or object. 

 

Born in the family of artist Chen is the youngest child.  He graduated from the Guizhou Art Institute and the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing.  Most of his works are from the Cultural Revolution to Computer Revolution which give first and foremost a rich visual experience that are not intended to be simply "understood" on a literal manner.

 

  

Education

2000 Central Academy of Fine Arts (Fresco), CHINA

 

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017
XUN ARY GALLERY,  Beijing, CHINA
2015
YCL Gallery, Beijing, CHINA 

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2014
“The Three of Us”, Beijing, CHINA
2012
LATTIUDE/ATTITUDE: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
“ATTITUDE”: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
“ATTITUDE”: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Parkview Green Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
2011
“Image of Women IX”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG 
2010
“Supreme Ideals – Chen Brothers Exhibition”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
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
2006
“The Chen Family”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
2004
“Through the Artists’ Eyes – A Tribute to Manfred Schoeni”, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
2003
“First Anniversary Celebration”, Schoeni Art Gallery, Beijing, CHINA
“Images of Women VIII, Schoeni Art Gallery, HONG KONG
2001
Graduation exhibition, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, CHINA 
2000
Creation Society Exhibition, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, CHINA 
1997
Creation Society Exhibition, China Central Academy, Beijing, CHINA