Jun Chen

Born 1960, China
Lives and works in Brisbane

Artist's CV

Jun Chen was born in China in 1960 and migrated to Australia in 1990. He trained in painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and later the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. In China, Chen was a brush and ink painter; in Australia he reinvented himself as an oil painter using paint thickly applied with a pallete knife to capture landscapes, nudes and still lifes. The artist is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and his work is included  in the collections of Parliament House, Canberra, and in private collections in Australia and Asia.

Chen's rich, dynamic oils are eagerly sought after. His painting is amongst the most recognisable of contemporary painters working in Australia today.

Article by Louise Martin-Chew in Artist Profile, Jan 2018 

\ Artworks

Autumn 2

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 102 x100cm

Banana Trees

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

Blue With Red

2017 \ Ceramic \ 44 x 44 x 43cm

Blue With White

2017 \ Ceramic \ 37 x 37 x 29.5cm

Bush

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 137 x 180cm

SOLD

Early Morning

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 136x160cm

Grey Sky with River

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ F. 90 x 93.5cm

Late Autumn

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

Lilies 3

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 102x105cm

Magnolia Trees

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 198.5 x 301cm

SOLD

Magnolia with fence

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

SOLD

Peach Flower

2017 \ Ceramic \ 38.5 x 15 x 15cm

Purple Trees in Bush I

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 200cm

SOLD

Red Flower

2017 \ Ceramic \ 43 x 43 x 43cm

SOLD

Red and Yellow

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 137 x 180cm

Two Yellow Trees II 2019

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 136x160cm

SOLD

White Trees 2

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

SOLD

Yellow Bush

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 200cm

yellow trees

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 250cm

\ News

NH Event

Jun Chen | BLOOM

8 October 2020

Join us for the opening of BLOOM by 2020 Archibald finalist, Jun Chen on Thursday 15 October, 6 - 8pm. The exhibition is on show at Nanda\Hobbs from 8 – 24 October.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen

Jun Chen

BLOOM

8 October — 24 October 2020

SPRING SHOW

Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Jun Chen

New Spring

8 November — 24 November 2018

Spring Collector Exhibition

Group Exhibition

11 September — 6 October 2018

Contact Us

to find out more about Jun Chen.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm