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.

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.

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

\ Artworks

Blue Sky

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

SOLD

Dry Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 180cm

Flowering bush 1

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

SOLD

Grey Sky

2019 \ Oil on Canvas \ 205 x 312cm

Jacaranda Street

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 183 x 137cm

Late Autumn

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

Lilies I

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

Red Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 120 x 100cm

Red Magnolia Trees

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 200cm

SOLD

Red Mountain

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 160cm

Small Road

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 137 x 160cm

White Hill

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 118 x 99cm

White Mountain With Water

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 110cm

Yellow Bush

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 200cm

\ News

NH Event

Presenting Jun Chen and Melbourne art fair

17 February 2022

We're thrilled to present a solo presentation by Jun Chen at the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair, on show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Behind the scenes, we also have a small collection of important works including a limited edition triptych screenprint by Francis Bacon accompanied by Mehwish Iqbal, Nicholas Blowers, James Drinkwater and Blak Douglas.

Join us at stand K6.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen

Jun Chen

Jun Chen — Melbourne Art Fair

17 February — 20 February 2022

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

SUMMER SALON

Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

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
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