Born 1960, China
Lives and works in Brisbane
Born 1960, China
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.
Harmony and dynamism duel for attention throughout the interwoven colours executed in short and long swaths of oil paint. The perfection of Chen's placement and tonal understanding—combined with the clarity of colour give strength to his unbroken vision of the world of contemplation.
Chen's rich, dynamic oils are eagerly sought after. His painting is amongst the most recognisable of contemporary painters working in Australia today.
2 June 2021
Six Nanda\Hobbs artists selected as finalists in the 2021 Archibald and Wynne Prizes with Kathrin Longhurst winning the Packing Room Prize.
\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen
22 January — 6 February 2021
16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021
8 October — 24 October 2020
10 September — 15 September 2019
5 December — 22 December 2018
8 November — 24 November 2018
11 September — 6 October 2018
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm COVID Safe Check-in: As part of the Nanda\Hobbs COVID safety plan, all visitors to the gallery must sign in via the Service NSW QR code.