Chen Wenji

Professor of Mural Department, China Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA). Chen was born in Shanghai in 1954. After graduated from the Printmaking Department of CAFA in 1978, he joined faculty and had taught successively in the Printmaking Department (1978-1980) , the Folk Art Department (1980-1993) and the Mural Department (1993-2014) until he retired in 2014. Chen lives and works between the city of Beijing and Yanjiao of Hebei province.

In the early 1980s, the artist had a fair amount of experience in printmaking. Since the mid-1980s, oil painting has been used as his primary creative medium, which further experienced a conversion of visual forms from figurative realism to abstract expression. In the past fifteen years, he has stood by this way of thinking to follow his artistic pursuit. Chen Wenji has participated in “Chinese Modern Art Exhibition” (Beijing·1989) , “China’s Revision” (Koblenz, Germany· 2008) , “Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009” (Shanghai· 2009) , “Ctrl+N Non-Linear Practice – 2012 Kwangju Biennale Special Exhibition” (Kwangju, Korea·2012) , “Brazil Curitiba Biennale 2017: Pulse – Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition”(Brazil·2017) , “Bob Bonis + Chen Wenji”(Beijing·2018) . Since his first solo exhibition at CourtYard Gallery in Beijing in 1999, he has exhibited at CAFA Museum in Beijing (2010) , He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, and AYE Gallery in Beijing, among others.

ARTWORKS

Ice Float

Oil on aluminum panel
140 x 140 cm
2019

That/Emerald

Oil on canvas
95 x 135 cm
2020

Subtract a Right Triangle

Oil on aluminum panel
33 x 180 cm
2019

Two yougou(2 pieces)

Oil on aluminum panel
67.5 x 50 cm
2016

Closely

Oil on canvas
100 x 180 cm
2016

Blue·Chroma

Oil on aluminum panel
80 x 100 cm
2016

Asymmetric Triangle

Oil on aluminum panel
80 x 80 cm
2016

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Oil on aluminum panel, waterborne paint
29.2 x 52 cm
2018

Left | Right

Oil on aluminum panel
109.5 x 72 cm
2018

Time Orderly

Oil on aluminum panel
80 x 33.5 cm
2018

Up-Down

Oil on aluminum panel
120.5 x 34 cm
2017

Grey•Chroma

Oil on canvas
40.5 x 50 cm
2017

Overlapping ∕

Oil on aluminum panel
149 x 149 cm x 2
2016

Opposite ∕Pages

Oil on canvas
139.5 x 139.5 cm
2016

Vertical【】

Oil on aluminum panel
62 x 46 cm
2015

)Bule(+)White(

Oil on aluminum panel
88 x 82 cm
2016

Sketch of ∠

Pencil on paper
27 x 19 cm
2016

Overlapping∕

Color pen on paper
27 x 19 cm
2016

Sketch of Right Color Page

Pencil on paper
27 x 19 cm
2016

Overlapping ∕

Oil on aluminum panel
175 x 100 cm
2016

Page Black•Color

Oil on aluminum panel, spray paint
90 x 175 cm
2016

Page Red•Color

Oil on aluminum panel
90 x 175 cm
2016

Leaf

Oil on aluminum panel
80 x 52.5 cm
2014

“No way”-Sky blue

Oil on canvas
60 x 120 cm
2010

“No way”-Peach Red

Oil on canvas
60 x 120 cm
2010

Azure Color Page

Oil on aluminum panel
84 x 175 cm
2019

Comparison/Symmetry

Oil on canvas
180x180cm
2020

Right Angle and Again

Oil on canvas
180x180cm
2020

Centered+Tipping

Oil on canvas
180x180cm
2020

Exhibitions

News

Publications

Selected Articles

One Object, One World

by Fang Zhenning

Restraint, Delicacy and ultimate of Chen Wenji

by Feng Boyi

Painting as an Attitude — the Art of Chen Wenji

by Yin Shuangxi

A Brush of Grey — the Oil Painting by Chen Wenji

by Feng Boyi

Spirit Unwilling to Depart

by Lv Shengzhong

Personal experience and transition of the time—talking about the art of Chen Wenji

by Song Xiaoxia

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