Self Portrait, 2015

Hong Kong 2015
Magician Space
Acrylic on canvas
Wu Chen Self Portrait, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 160 x 140 cm Wu Chen’s paintings evoke a miscellaneous array of ‘artist portraits’ and layered references culled from sources as varied as picture handbooks to exquisite illustrations from art history. Layer by layer they undergo a child-like process of distortion and reassembly, causing one to wonder at the morbidity of such a whimsical sense of imagination.   Wu Chen (b. 1983, Zhengzhou, Henan Province) currently lives and works in in Chengdu and Beijing. Major exhibitions include: 6th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Chengdu (2013); Hi Art, Beijing (2013); Times Art Museum, Beijing (2011); M50 Creative District, Shanghai (2009); Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2008).