This will be my first solo show in several years and my first show in Melbourne. It is a collection of new and recent paintings stemming from a larger body of work that delves into the often fragmented and abstract emotional responses to memories of people and places.
All are welcome to the opening Saturday May 6th 2-4pm. The show will remain open until the 27th May.
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 pallete knife to capture landscapes, nudes and still lifes. The artist is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes and his work can be found in the collection of Parliament House, Canberra, and in private collections in Australia and Asia.
Bondi Park, 2012, oil on canvas, 101 x 106 cm.
City in Haze, 2012, oil on canvas, 101 x 106 cm.
Images and text: http://www.rayhughesgallery.com/contemporary-australian/jun-chen