Chen Han - Untitled (detail) 2013

Chen Han

China 1973

Painting, Figurative Art

Chen Han
Chen Han
December 11, 2015
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Chen Han is a Chinese artist best known for his distinctive painterly style depicting moments frozen in time.

Han was born in 1973 and in 2005 he graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, provincial capital and largest city of Liaoning Province.

Chen Han’s figurative paintings

Chen Han - Untitled, 2013
Chen Han – Untitled, 2013

Chen Han’s work, mostly on paper, was exhibited in many shows throughout the entire China. He likes to use different techniques, such as watercolor or oil, but he is always true to his own personal style he developed during time. Han’s artwork hold some of the cinematic atmosphere, he presents to the viewer just a small piece of one particular moment. However, that seems to be enough – as he is using a film director’s narrative techniques to make the viewer feel the story without any further detail.

Two Men

Chen Han - Two Men, 2013
Chen Han – Two Men, 2013

His human figures seems a bit isolated and alienated, but at the same time, a certain closeness can be felt, just looking at the canvas.

This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery.

Chen Han lives and works in China.

Featured image: Chen Han – Untitled (detail) 2013
All images courtesy of the Anna Zorina Gallery

YearExhibition title Museum/GallerySolo/Group
2014HDM GalleryHangzhou, ChinaSolo
2014Art BrusselsHadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2013New Figuration: Chapter 1Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2013Art TaipeiTaipei World Center, Taipei, TaiwanGroup
2013Inevitable Coincidence4 Face Space Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2013Cries or WhispersGallery Beijing Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2012The Youth StrengthHe Gallery, Shenyang, ChinaGroup
2012Return to A Visual WayLuxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, ChinaGroup
2012@HomeGallery Beijing Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2011Before SunriseHongding Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009Kick T Art Players’ ExhibitionM50 Creative Garden, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2009Cultural and Art Festival of Songzhuang Artists CommunitySongzhuang Art Center, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009Ten YearsLuxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, ChinaGroup
2008New Northest PowerGaodi Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2007Get It LouderLuxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, ChinaGroup
2002Opening Studios ExhibitionShenyang, ChinaGroup
2001K Space Opening ExhibitionK Space, Shenyang, ChinaGroup
1999North Contemporary Art Invitational ExhibitionDongyu Museum, Shenyang, ChinaGroup