Jun Chen

Jun Chen — Melbourne Art Fair

17 February — 20 February 2022

Born 1960, China
Lives and works in Brisbane

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Jun Chen’s journey through the Australian landscape is at the heart of his Melbourne Art Fair exhibition. Trained in traditional ink painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and later in oil at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Chen owes much to his Chinese heritage for his sensitive and intuitive mark making. His delicate and articulate linework, coupled with an inherent affinity for imagining the landscape, has morphed into the viscous swaths of oil that define the beauty and essence of the interior of his adopted land. Chen, carving into his works with a palette knife, renders a surface that is both lively and beautifully composed. The perfection of his placement and clarity of colour give strength to his unbroken vision of the natural world.

Regeneration in nature—with its cyclical and all-pervasive influence on our psyche—is in many respects the very essence of the human condition. Nature provides a metaphor for our eternal search for order in the world. At its heart, Chen’s work becomes a philosophical inquiry into the experience of the landscape and reminds viewers to recognise the beauty of the places around us. This body of work delves into moments—both grand and minor—of the Australian landscape.

Chen’s prominence across multiple genres is well known and celebrated. He is a multiple finalist in both the prestigious Archibald Prize (being highly commended for his portrait in 2017) and the Wynne Prize for landscape painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, along with numerous other significant art prizes across the country.

 

\ Exhibition featured works

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Blooms in bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 160 x 240cm

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Blooms in bush 3

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 160cm

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Blue Sky

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

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Dry Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 180cm

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Dry bush 3

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 115 x 124cm

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Flowering Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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Flowering bush 1

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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Jungle

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 118.5 x 100

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Jungle 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 102.5 x 100cm

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Pink Trees in bush

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 201cm

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Red Bush

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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Red Bush 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 120 x 100cm

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Red Land

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 160cm

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Red Magnolia Trees

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136 x 200cm

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Red Mountain

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 160cm

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Red hill

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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Small Mountain

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 102 x 100cm

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Two Birds

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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White Cloud

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 137 x 123cm

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White Cloud 2

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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White Hill

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 118 x 99cm

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White Mountain With Water

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 110cm

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small purple trees

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 102cm

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small road

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 136.5 x 180cm

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three Magnolia Trees

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 85 x 86.5cm

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yellow Magnolia Trees

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 80 x 86.5cn

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\ Other exhibitions

Floria Tosca

My Anthropocentric Wunderkammer

6 May — 21 May 2022

Renata Pari-Lewis

familiar, unfamiliar

4 May — 21 May 2022

Wayne Magrin

you always want the wind and the tide with you

19 April — 30 April 2022

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