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.

Jun Chen will present his first solo exhibition with Nanda\Hobbs in November, 2018.

Recent article by Louise Martin-Chew in Artist Profile, Jan 2018 

\ Artworks

Bird Cage

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm

Blue With White

2017 \ Ceramic \ 37 x 37 x 29.5cm

Blue and White

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm



2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 105x103cm


Grey Sky

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

Grey Sky

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 100x102cm


Nude 2

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 126.5 x 78cm

Red Fields II

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 136x180cm


Red Flower

2017 \ Ceramic \ 43 x 43 x 43cm


Under the Trees

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 136x160cm

White Trees

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 74.5 x 85cm

\ News


Artist Jun Chen Commissioned by National Portrait Gallery for 20|20 Exhibition

31 October 2018

Jun Chen was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint a portrait of former dancer, Li Cunxin for it's current exhibition titled 20/20, which celebrates the Gallery's 20th year. The work was acquired for the private collection with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC. 20/20 is on show at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra until 10 February 2019.


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\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen

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

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