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Jiang-Hong Chen

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Jiang-Hong Chen

Born in Tianjin, China, 1963, Chen Jiang Hong graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the most prestigious art academy in the country. In 1987, he moved to France and then furthered his studies in oil painting at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Chen has mastered a technique of manipulating ink and oil freely on a canvas to explore unique aesthetics that merges Eastern and Western painting traditions. During praxis, Chen depicts classical Eastern motifs such as the lotus or the bamboo by sweeping, dripping, and splashing ink and oil with a limited palette of hues ranging from black, white, red, or oak. The dynamic brushstrokes create a great sense of power and vitality. At the same time, Chen juxtaposes the strong, expressive foreground with a quiet, unassuming background to suggest a sense of tranquility and spirituality. Living in two different cultures profoundly influenced Chen’s sophisticated imagery. Recently, his works go more abstract, inspired by his everyday life. His works are now displayed in various luxurious hotels and landmark buildings in Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and others. His works are collected in The Snite Museum of Art in Indiana, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, displayed in various luxurious hotels and landmark buildings in Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and others.

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