Wu Chen (b.1983, Henan) currently lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu. His paintings evoke a miscellaneous array of ‘artist portraits’ and layered references culled from sources as varied as picture handbooks to exquisite illustrations from art history. Layer by layer they undergo a child-like process of distortion and reassembly, causing one to wonder at the morbidity of such a whimsical sense of imagination.
Major solo exhibition include: Therefore, the Lonely God Can Only be the Orphan of God, Magician Space, Beijing (2020); Bad Man Can Also End Up in Heaven, Magician Space, Beijing（2017）; Matisse’s Skirt, Magician Space, Beijing (2014). Important group exhibitions include: TRAVERSE · COURSE – 2016 HUAYU YOUTH AWARD, Art Sanya, Sanya (2016); The First Dao Jiao New Art Festival, XI Contemporary Art Center, Guang Dong (2016); The 6th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Chengdu (2013); The 3rd Terna Contemporary Art Award, Rome (2010); “Youth China” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Museum of University Heidelberg, Heidelberg (2008) Museum and Public Collections: White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, AUS；Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, CN.
Wu Chen participates in Art Basel Miami Beach 2019