To accompany the collateral event at KIAF ART SEOUL 2017, Wellington Gallery presents the latest works by the Chinese artist Chen Yu (b. 1969). Through Chen's paintings, he offers spectators his vision tied with feelings of faint-hearted childhood memories, provides also a wider context of the central issues in the Chinese society.
Chen Yu's cloned portraits are the culmination of an investigation into repetition, from visual depiction to patterns of psychological behaviour. Chen makes work that captures the confusion, stress, and nausea of everyday experience. Always in pursuit of real life, real feelings, he uses paintings to engage with the viewer physically and emotionally.
"People are a recurring theme in my paintings. My concern for man is, in actual fact, a reflection of my concern for myself. My works amalgamate my heart and my life. I think life simply refers to dealings with people. "You", "Me" and "Him" are all references to my existence as a human being."
Wellington Gallery Hong Kong
Reporting on cultural and creative events along with a broad view of social issues.
Why not subscribe to our mailing list for some occasional updates from 55factory.