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 palette 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

Dry Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 180cm

Lilies I

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

Pink Bush 2

2022 \ Oil on canvas, framed \ 160.5 x 260cm


White Hill

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 118 x 99cm

White Hill

2022 \ Oil on canvas, framed \ 100 x 102cm

red bush landscape

2023 \ Oil on linen \ 136 x 200cm

\ News

NH Event


18 January 2024

Nanda\Hobbs is proud to present our Summer Exhibition, and the first show of 2024, “Beautiful Things”. Far from conventional, this exhibition is testament to the nuanced complexities inherent in the diverse voices of contemporary art.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Jun Chen


Group Exhibition

18 January — 3 February 2024

Jun Chen


30 August — 17 September 2022

Jun Chen

Jun Chen — Melbourne Art Fair

17 February — 20 February 2022

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021


Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

Jun Chen


8 October — 24 October 2020


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, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)